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.