SHERIFF’S OFFICE ARRESTS ONE INDIVIDUAL FOLLOWING MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN EAST EL PASO COUNTY

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SHERIFF’S OFFICE ARRESTS ONE INDIVIDUAL FOLLOWING MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN EAST EL PASO COUNTY

August 24, 2020

El Paso, TX On August 24, 2020, at approximately 12:00am, El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the 15600 block of Montana Ave. in reference to a motor vehicle accident.

Special Traffic Investigators conducted their investigation and determined a pickup truck was traveling northbound into the desert area when due to an unknown reason made a left turn causing an all-terrain vehicle to collide with the pickup truck. The driver of the pickup truck fled the scene.

One victim was transported to a local area hospital with life-threatening injuries and was later pronounced deceased. The victim is identified as Tommy Ortega, age 20.

As a result of the investigation, Erick Hernandez, age 25, was identified as the driver of the pickup, he was subsequently booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility for Accident Involving Death with a $500,000.

No other information is available at this time.

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Published 24 August 2020 04:30 PM by leantunez

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