Police continue searching for driver in hit & run crash that injured an El Paso firefighter


EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – The El Paso Police Department released new information on the hit & run crash involving an El Paso firefighter and are now urging the public to come forward by featuring the crash on this week’s Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week.

Investigators believe the vehicle is a dark-colored SUV or pickup truck with windshield damage and possible front end damage.

According to police, first responders were on the scene of a crash on Loop 375/Transmountain Westbound near Resler just after 7 a.m. Wednesday, February 12. Police say a vehicle driving west slowed down as required by law due to emergency vehicles. An SUV or pickup truck driving behind the first vehicle attempted to pass hit the EPFD firefighter assigned to Fire Station #2, seriously injuring him.

The firefighter who was struck is reportedly in the ICU and is in stable condition.

Anyone with any information on the driver and vehicle should call Crime Stoppers of El Paso immediately at 566-8477(TIPS), or online at www.crimestoppersofelpaso.org. You will remain anonymous and, if your tip leads to an arrest, you may qualify for a cash reward. Crime Stoppers of El Paso, Inc., is a non-profit organization that brings together the community, law enforcement, and the media to solve crimes.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

KTSM Video Center

Honoring El Paso’s Black History: Jim Forbes and the 1972 Summer Olympics

El Paso’s ‘Black Klansman’ talks COVID recovery, vaccine reluctance within Black community

UTEP plays key role in bid to attract high-tech industry

Respiratory therapist retires after 40 years

Honoring El Paso’s Black History: Bob Wingo makes his own history in El Paso

A mother’s love: Khalid, Alvin, and Aaron Jones share military upbringing

More El Paso News
Advertise with KTSM 9 Link