A former La Vernia and San Antonio Police Officer was killed in a car crash Wednesday morning. La Vernia Police Chief Bruce Ritchey confirmed Roger Miller died in a crash on Highway 97.

Miller was also a former La Vernia city council member.

State troopers said a Chevrolet pickup truck was traveling westbound on HWY97 when the driver tried to avoid hitting a stray dog. In the process, the truck was hit from behind by a tractor-trailer.

The impact of that hit sent the pickup truck into the path of Miller's Honda pickup truck int eh eastbound lane, troopers said. The Chevrolet almost hit the tractor-trailer head-on.

Miller died on impact, troopers said. The driver of the Chevy was taken to University Hospital.

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