EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – El Paso County Sheriff’s Office (EPCSO) officials say a man is dead after an early Saturday morning crash in Far East El Paso.

According to EPCSO, the crash happened shortly before 3:30 a.m. along the 600 block of Mission Ridge Boulevard, approaching the Eastlake subdivisions in far East El Paso.

EPCSO’s Special Traffic Investigators were requested to the scene and their investigation revealed a single vehicle was traveling north on Mission Ridge and for unknown reasons veered off the roadway and hit an electrical pole. 

Investigators say the driver, 38-year-old Julio Cesar Garcia, was not wearing a seatbelt and sustained serious injuries. 

Emergency crews rushed Garcia to a local area hospital, where he died as a result of his injuries.

Officials say speed and alcohol are not factors in the crash. 

EPCSO officials added that no other information was available, as the investigation is ongoing.

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