POSTED: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 4:53pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 3:26am
EL PASO, TX (KTSM) — A TxDOT construction worker was killed on U.S. 54 Tuesday afternoon near the Fred Wilson off ramp by a hit and run driver.
A viewer called into the newsroom with the tip as she witnessed a body on the road before emergency crews arrived.
TxDOT cameras showed traffic backed up for miles. TXDOT sent a press release via email identifying the worker as a department employee. The email read as follows:
"TxDOT is mourning the loss of an El Paso district team member today who was killed on the site of a maintenance project.Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Local law enforcement is investigating."
The 41 year old man's name has not yet been released. Police are still trying to find the driver who hit him and identify the type of vehicle involved.