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Pedestrian hit, killed by vehicle on I-10 & Americas
By: Elena Arteaga, Gina Benitez & El Paso Police Dept.
EL PASO, Texas-- A man is killed after being struck by a vehicle late Friday night, on Interstate-10.
El Paso police spokesman Darrel Petry tells KFOX14 that police officers were called to the scene of the accident on I-10 eastbound and mile marker 34, at 7:39 p.m. Friday.
Petry said the man was on I-10 for unknown reasons, when he was hit. The unidentified victim died at the scene.
He said the El Paso Police Department's Special Traffic Investigators unit had also been called to the scene of the accident.
KFOX14 crews witnessed a body laying on the interstate, covered in a white sheet.
Traffic is being diverted off the interstate at Americas. Motorists are urged to exit the interstate at Zaragoza, or earlier.
It wasn't immediately clear how long the lanes of traffic would be closed for.
No other information was readily available.