EPPD identifies motorcyclist killed in Far East El Paso wreck

El Paso News

Investigators searching for unknown vehicle struck by motorcyclist

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – On Sunday, El Paso Police Department (EPPD) officials identified the motorcyclist killed after a Christmas Day wreck in Far East El Paso.

According to the EPPD, 24-year-old Laramie Fowler died after being struck by an unknown car, while trying to avoid a wreck at the intersection of George Dieter and Rex Baxter.

Police say that Fowler was traveling southbound on George Deiter at a ‘high rate of speed’ when he crested a hill at Rex Baxter. At the same time, an unknown vehicle was turning left onto Baxter; Fowler laid down his bike, in an attempt to avoid the car, but was struck by it.

Fowler was transported to a local hospital by Fire Medical Services, where he died a short time later.

Special Traffic Investigation investigators need the community’s assistance in identifying the vehicle and female who left the scene.

Investigators learned the female exited her vehicle walked around her car then fled the location.

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Anyone with information about the dark-colored vehicle or the woman wearing the green sweater, can contact police at 915-832-4400 or Crimestoppers at 915-566-8477 to remain anonymous.

This fatal crash was the 75th fatality compared to 68 last year. STI continues its investigation into this case.

Look for updates as information is received here on KTSM.com and during our Sunday newscasts.

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