UPDATE: The pedestrian who was fatally struck on Sunday night in the Lower Valley has been identified by the El Paso Police Department.

On December 18, 2022 Special Traffic Investigators responded at 7:03 p.m. to the 9200 block of N. Loop to investigate a pedestrian incident.

The preliminary investigation revealed 22-year-old Phillip David driving a 2016 Nissan Altima and heading east on N. Loop when a pedestrian crossed the street at an undesignated point.

Sixteen-year-old Nathan Ortiz, an El Paso resident, was hit by the Altima and transported to a local hospital where he later died.

This traffic fatality marked 72 fatalities this year compared to 72 at this same time last year. Investigators continue to investigate this fatal accident.


EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – A pedestrian was killed after being struck by a vehicle along the 9500 block of North Loop in the Lower Valley, El Paso police reported.

The crash happened about 7 p.m. at North Loop and Excelsior Road near Lancaster Elementary School. Emergency dispatch originally said the pedestrian was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

This was the second fatal crash involving a pedestrian this weekend in El Paso. A pedestrian was killed shortly before midnight Friday night along Doniphan Drive near Redd Road in the Upper Valley.

No details have been released on what led up to the crash.