EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle along the Border Highway Saturday morning in what police are now calling a hit and run.

The incident happened at 4:30 a.m. along Border Highway West at Midway. Initially, police reported that the person had serious injuries but is now confirmed as a fatality.

This is an area known for migrants to cross into the U.S. but police have not identified the person who was struck and killed. Police did say the person who was killed was crossing the highway with a group of people.

Special Traffic Investigators are asking for the public’s help in finding the person responsible for this crash. Police are describing the vehicle that was involved as black in color with front-end damage. That’s the only description they have released.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (915) 566-8477 to remain anonymous or the non-emergency police number at (915) 842-4400.