Update: Longview Police officer in stable condition after wreck

Friday, April 20, 2012 - 2:26pm

The Longview Police Department has released more information in this incident.

On April 19, 2012 at 6:07 p.m., Longview Police were dispatched to an Accident with Injuries at the intersection of McCann Road and West Loop 281. Upon arrival, officers discovered that Longview Police Officer Jose Montalvo had been responding to a call on the west side of town with his lights and siren on.

As he entered the intersection, he was hit by a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 driven by Aaron Matte Hoecher of Kilgore. The impact sent Officer Montalvo's patrol car several yards down an embankment on the northwest side of the intersection. Officer Montalvo was transported to Longview Regional Medical Center with non lifethreatening injuries. Hoescher and a passenger in his vehicle were taken by private car to another health care facility. At this time no charges have been filed against the driver of the Dodge truck but the accident remains under investigation.

Officer Montalvo was admitted to the hospital for observation, and is in stable condition.

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A Longview Police officer is in the hospital after a truck struck the patrol car he was in on Loop 281 at McCann Road in Longview.

Witnesses say the truck t-boned the patrol car, sending it into the air and into a nearby ditch, at about 5:30 pm Thursday.

The officer was taken to the hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the truck was taken to the hospital as well.

There's no word at this time on whether charges will be filed against the driver of the truck.

No names have been released at this time.

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