Update: 70-year-old man dies in East El Paso pedestrian crash

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EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — A 70-year-old unidentified man died after being hit by a car while crossing Lee Trevino Drive on Tuesday night.

The man was not in a crosswalk, according to a news release from the El Paso Police Department. According to EPPD’s Special Traffic Investigations Unit, the man started to cross Lee Trevino at a non-designated crossing area from an eastward direction to the west side of the street. At the same time, a 30-year-old driver, who was driving north on Lee Trevino, could not avoid the pedestrian.

The man died at the scene.

This is the 40th traffic fatality of 2021, compared to 46 this same time last year.

Earlier:

Special Traffic Investigations with the El Paso Police Department is investigating a deadly pedestrian collision that happened Tuesday night in East El Paso.

Police said it happened at Gateway West and Lee Trevino.

Photo by photojournalist Ruben Espinoza/KTSM 9 News

Lee Trevino north and southbound will be closed between Rojas and Gateway West. Drivers are advised to avoid the area.

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