Update: 2 Fort Bliss soldiers killed in multi-vehicle crash in Far East El Paso die, 1 soldier with life-threatening injuries


EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — Fort Bliss confirmed on Monday that three soldiers were involved in a multi-vehicle crash in Far East El Paso early Sunday morning.

“Early on 18 July, three Fort Bliss Soldiers were involved in a fatal multi-vehicle traffic accident. All three service members were on active duty and assigned to the 1st Armored Division,” according to a statement from the 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss Public Affairs. “Two service members were pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash and one soldier was transported to a local area hospital.”

The statement continued: “The El Paso Police Department remains the lead agency over the accident and investigation of the scene. Fort Bliss Leadership continues to work with our community partners and law enforcement as necessary.”

Fort Bliss did not identify the two soldiers that died in the crash.


A multi-vehicle wreck involving a motorcycle was reported early Sunday morning in far East El Paso.

Special Traffic Investigations with the El Paso Police Department responded to the incident at Loop 375 North at Spur 601 and notified local media just after 4 a.m.

Police reported serious injuries in the crash.

This is a developing story and will be updated once more information becomes available.

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