UPDATE: EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – A 12-year-old girl was killed while trying to cross the Border Highway near Fonseca Drive at about 6 p.m. Saturday.
Police responded to a report of a crash involving multiple pedestrians and multiple vehicles.
When they arrived, they found that a driver of a pickup had struck two pedestrians.
Fire and medical crews took both injured pedestrians to the hospital to be treated for their injuries.
The 12-year-girl girl, who was crossing the roadway with her mother, died from her injuries.
The 27-year-old mother did not suffer any visible injuries. Mother and daughter were both listed from Hidalgo, Mexico.
Police say they were crossing with a group of other pedestrians. This is an area that is known for migrants crossing into the U.S., and the Border Highway runs along the border wall.
ORIGINAL STORY: EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – One person was killed in what El Paso police are calling a two-vehicle crash involving two pedestrians Saturday night.
The collision happened shortly after 6 p.m. along the Border Highway West near Ascarate Park. According to emergency dispatch, a second person was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Special Traffic Investigators were on the scene, looking into the crash. Traffic was being diverted towards Midway. No further information has been released.
According to TxDot El Paso, the collision was cleared early Sunday morning. All lanes have since been open, with no backup.