Posted 7:41 p.m. MST
Jorge Espinoza made his initial court appearance Saturday.
The 33-year-old man, arrested Friday, faces multiple charges for Monday's crash that killed Arizona Department of Public Safety Officer Tim Huffman.
The charges include one count of reckless manslaughter, 13 counts of endangerment, and seven counts of criminal damage and defacing property.
Monday Huffman responded to a crash on Interstate 8 about 40 miles east of Yuma. Despite emergency lights andnd the efforts of one officer to warn Espinoza, investigators say his tanker-truck slammed into multiple vehicles at the scene.
The force of the impact killed Huffman who was inside his patrol car at the time.
Director Robert Halliday said Tuesday DPS is one big family, and the everyone feels the loss.
"I have been getting calls from all over the nation, especially all over the state," said Halliday. "A family member has been taken from us, and that's exactly what it feels like."
Espinoza's bail is set at $200 thousand.
He will be back in court Tuesday. A judge will decide if he will be formally charged.