UPDATE: EPPD identifies pedestrian hit by semi on I10 & Transmountain Drive

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EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – El Paso Police Department (EPPD) officials identify the pedestrian struck late Wednesday night by a semi-truck on I10, passing Transmountain Drive.

According to the EPPD, a tractor trailer driven by 36-year old Esteban Trevino was headed East on I10, passing Transmountain Drive when he saw 44-year-old Fernando Garza walking in the roadway.

EPPD’s investigation revealed that Trevino swerved to avoid hitting Garza with the semi, however the trailer portions still struck him. Trevino stopped immediately and notified police

Garza was rushed to University Medical Center, where he remains with life-threatening injuries.

EPPD’s Special Traffic Investigators were called out to the scene Thursday morning and their investigation continues as they work to determine how this accident happened.

EPPD adds that the scene has been cleared and all lanes on I-10 East at Transmountain have re-opened.

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