UPDATE: The 27-year-old man who died after a motorcycle crash in East El Paso was a solider from Fort Bliss, a spokesperson from Fort Bliss and 1st Armored Division confirmed to KTSM on Tuesday.

The spokesperson says the man’s identity will be withheld until next of kin notification is complete.

“The safety and well-being of our soldiers is our number one priority. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, and colleagues of the fallen soldier,” the spokesperson said.

ORIGINAL STORY: EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — A 27-year-old man from Fort Bliss died as a result of a motorcycle crash early Sunday morning, Nov. 19 in East El Paso.

Police say the man was traveling in a motorcycle southbound on Saint Paul at around 4:30 a.m. Sunday at a high rate of speed.

Police say he failed to stop at the intersection of Saint Paul and Saint Dominic and struck a curb and a rock wall and thrown off the motorcycle.

Police say the man died at the scene and his identify is being withheld pending next of kin notification.

Police say speed and alcohol are believed to be factors in this crash.

This is the 71st fatality this year compared to 65 at this time last year.

The El Paso Police Department urges all drivers to drive responsibly and always wear helmets when operating a motorcycle.