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Sergio Espinoza-Flores

Name: Sergio Espinoza-Flores
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Race: Hispanic/Latino
Date: 09/25/2021
Location: US-83 & Farm to Market Rd 3292
Las Colonias, Texas, 78839
County: Zavala
Agency: Zavala County Sheriff's Office, Crystal City Police Department
Cause of Death: Vehicle
Intended Use of Force: Pursuit
Media summary: Around 1:30 a.m., the Zavala County Sheriff's Office heard a call from the Crystal City Police Department. The officer with CCPD was in pursuit of a white Chevy Camaro that was traveling north toward La Pryor. The deputy deployed a tire deflection device and the Camaro rolled over, crashed and was engulfed in flames. Driver Gabriel Salazar, 19, and passengers Jose Luis Jimenez-Mora, 41, Jose Molina-Lara, 23, and Sergio Espinoza-Flores, 36, were killed.
Unique ID: 31020

News article: Link

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