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

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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.

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