Man arrested in connection with fatal 2015 accident

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EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — A 31-year-old El Paso man was arrested on Aug. 20, in connection to a fatal accident that happened in 2015. 

Deputies with the El Paso Sheriff’s Department arrested Uriel Anchondo at a hotel in the 3600  block of Joe Battle Boulevard.

According to the Sheriff’s Department, on Jan. 3, 2015, Anchondo was driving a vehicle that struck a guardrail near I-10 and Eastlake Boulevard. The vehicle then bounced back on the road, in the path of an oncoming tractor-trailer. The driver of the tractor-trailer, 31-year-old Aries J. Kar, attempted to avoid the vehicle; however, Kar lost control of the tractor-trailer.  

Kar and a passenger were transported to a local hospital, where Kar was later pronounced dead. Anchondo is accused of fleeing the scene of the accident on foot.

He was taken into custody and booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility. He was charged with manslaughter, accident involving death, accident involving injury totaling, and is being held on a $700,000 bond.

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