Driver runs over, kills pedestrian outside Lower Valley nightclub


The El Paso Police Department needs your help finding the driver responsible for hitting and killing a pedestrian outside a Lower Valley nightclub overnight.

According to police, the incident happened just before 2:15 a.m. outside Tequilas Discoteque located at 810 Pendale.

Police say the pedestrian was walking near the club’s exit when a vehicle hit and ran him over.

According to a news release, the victim suffered serious injuries and later died at Del Sol Medical Center.

Family members tell KTSM that the victim’s name is Joel Olivas. The family created a GoFundMe page to help cover memorial services.

Police describe the vehicle involved as a lifted, dark-colored pickup truck with large wheels and tires. It may also have a light bar on top.

Anyone with information on the driver of vehicle involved is asked to call police at 915-832-4400 or Crime Stoppers of El Paso at 915-566-8477.

This is the first traffic death of 2019.

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