RELEASE: EPCSO RESPONDS TO FOUR VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN EAST EL PASO

RELEASE: EPCSO RESPONDS TO FOUR VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN EAST EL PASO

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Contact: Leslie Antunez / Public Information Officer

Office: (915) 538-2119

Mobile: (915) 479-1678

Email: lantunez@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX – On Monday, January 25th, 2016, just before 5 a.m. the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office responded to a four motor vehicle accident at I-10 eastbound near the Lomaland Dr.

While construction crews on I-10 east near the Lomaland Dr.exit were picking up traffic control barriers with Sheriff’s Office units assisting with traffic control.

A tractor-trailer traveling eastbound disregarded the patrol units with

activated lights and struck two Sheriff’s Office marked units and the construction crew vehicle.

Three construction workers and two deputies were transported to local area hospitals. One of the construction workers was transported with serious injuries.

Special Traffic Investigators were summoned to the scene and assumed the lead in the investigation.

At this time, it is being estimated that I-10 eastbound between Yarbrough Dr. and Lomaland Dr. will be closed for 4-5 hours.

No further information will be released at this time as this is an ongoing investigation.

Published 25 January 2016 09:15 AM by lantunez

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