Leandro Frank, a Navajo Nation officer, was killed in a head-on collision that happened on Route 64 near milepost 15.5 on Tuesday.
According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, Officer Frank was dispatched to Tsaile in Apache County for a call.
Officials with the Navajo Nation said as the patrol officer was responding, a vehicle was approaching him. Officials said both cars tried to avoid each other but collided head-on. The collision occurred between Chinle and Tsaile, AZ.
Frank died instantly, according to officials; the passengers traveling in the other vehicle survived.
DPS is investigating the collision.