Family of Slain Arizona Police Officer Files Suit against Truck Driver, Trucking Company

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Caught on tape, driver surfs the ‘net’ as he plows into Officer Tim Huffman.

Arizona DPS Officer Tim Huffman

The family has many questions about how a truck driver could be allowed to surf the web while driving a gas tanker...

The video has been seen worldwide and continues to trend across social media. Jorge Espinosa, a gas tanker driver for Evans Dedicated Systems, was looking at his cell phone while he plowed into Arizona State Officer Tim Huffman, according to the Arizona Department of Public Service crash report and investigation .

Huffman, engaged in a road-side accident investigation, was killed.

Now, truck accident attorney Michael Leizerman has filed suit against Espinoza and Evans Dedicated Systems in the Superior Court of Arizona, case number S1400CV201301127, representing Officer Huffman’s identical twin brother Warren Huffman, Jr. and his father Warren Huffman, Sr.

“I hope to provide Officer Huffman’s family with the answers, and closure, they deserve,” says Leizerman.

The complaint alleges that Espinoza violated federal regulations by using his cell phone while driving and that he “intentionally covered the in-cab dash camera with his wallet” to hide what he was doing. The stunning dash cam video shows the cell phone flying from Espinoza’s hand at the moment of the collision. A copy of the complaint is available at

Espinoza, of Yuma, is charged with one count of second degree murder, thirteen counts of endangerment and seven counts of criminal damage, according to the police investigation documents.

Officer Huffman is survived by his father Warren Huffman, Sr., and his siblings Paul Huffman, Tom Huffman, Warren Huffman Jr. and Lisa Huffman-Medina.

Michael Jay Leizerman is respected as one of the nation’s leading truck accident attorneys. His passion is seeking justice for victims of commercial trucking accidents. Leizerman is the author of the West Legal Treatise “Litigating Truck Accident Cases” and is the founding chairman of the Trucking Litigation Group of the American Association of Justice.

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