EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – El Paso Police Department (EPPD) officials identify the driver killed in crash on Loop375, and the search is on for a possible second vehicle involved in the wreck.

The wreck, first reported shortly after 6 a.m. Tuesday morning, forced the Southbound closure of Loop 375 at Alameda, with all traffic exiting the Border Highway at that location.

According to police, a 2006 Ford Ranger pickup truck, driven by 67-year-old Jesus Lara-Fernandez had just entered Loop375 via Pan American Drive. A short time later, Lara-Fernandez collided with a second vehicle.

The investigation revealed there is reason
to believe an unknown Ford F150 collided with the Ford Ranger and then fled the scene.
As a result of the collision the Ford Ranger struck and went over a concrete barrier and fell onto Cesar Chavez Road. Lara-Fernandez sustained injuries as
a result of the collision and died at the scene.

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EPPD officials add that Special Traffic Investigations are asking that if anyone has any information regarding this fatal crash to contact Police Communications, Special Traffic Investigations or Crime Stoppers at
(915) 566-8477.

This is the 73rd traffic fatality this year compared to 68 at this time last year

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