UPDATE: Sheriff’s office identify victim in fatal Interstate 10 collision near Vinton


EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office says Francisco Higareda, 69, died in a two-vehicle collision on Friday night.

Authorities say two vehicles were traveling West near Vinton when one attempted to switch lanes and rear-ended the other causing a collision. Higareda individual sustained life-threatening injuries and was pronounced dead during the incident early on Friday.

The Texas Department of Transportation says all lanes headed west are now open after closing. Traffic had been detoured onto North and South Desert Boulevard.

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