Driver dead, passenger injured in Far East El Paso rollover

El Paso News

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EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – One person is dead, another in the hospital after an early morning rollover in Far East El Paso.

The wreck happened this morning shortly after 8:30 a.m., near EPCC’s Mission del El Paso campus, along the 10600 block of Gateway East.

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office (EPCSO) officials say the driver of a late-model Ford SUV died as a result of the crash; the passenger was taken to the hospital.

Witnesses tell KTSM that debris from the crash was strewn across Gateway East, the median between Gateway East and I-10 East, as well as the shoulder of the freeway.

As a result of the wreck, all traffic was being diverted from I-10 to the Gateway. EPCSO officials shared that I-10 was closed for approximately three and a half hours, with the Gateway closed for just over four hours.

EPCSO officials continue to investigate the cause of the wreck.

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