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12:24 pm
Thu November 25, 2010

Officer Killed in Crash

Eufaula, OK – Texas officer dies in Oklahoma vehicle accident

EUFAULA, Okla. (AP) Authorities say an off-duty law-enforcement officer from Texas has died in an accident on U.S. Highway 69.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 50-year-old Patrick Sirois of Killeen, Texas, died in the accident about 7:50 p.m. Tuesday about one mile north of Eufaula in McIntosh County.

Troopers say a car driven by 17-year-old Beonce Hobson of Checotah was southbound at an unsafe speed when it hit a disabled pickup truck that was partially in the roadway. They say the impact moved the pickup, pinning Sirois between it and a guardrail. Troopers say Sirois was wearing a reflective traffic vest and had his badge and firearm visible at the time of the accident.

Sirois, a Nolanville, Texas, reserve police officer, was pronounced dead at a Eufaula hospital. There were no other injuries.