UPDATE: Driver involved in deadly hit-and-run in Tornillo identified, arrested


EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — UPDATE: On Wednesday, investigators identified Javier Ochoa as the driver involved in the deadly hit-and-run involving a pedestrian that happened in Tornillo early Sunday morning.

Traffic Investigators with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office conducted a follow up on Tuesday, August 31, at the 18000 block of Joe Ojeda in Tornillo, TX and during the follow up, investigators located the vehicle involved in the crash.

Ochoa was booked into the El Paso County Jail on a $10,000 bond for accident involving death along with several other outstanding warrants.

PREVIOUS: One man is dead from a hit-and-run crash that happened early Sunday morning in Tornillo.

The incident happened at about 1:40 a.m. Deputies from the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office at the Peter J. Herrera Station were dispatched to the intersection of Steel Mill and Highland.

According to investigators, 27-year-old Arturo Ramirez was found dead at the scene after being hit by a vehicle.

Authorities said the vehicle that struck Ramirez fled the scene and left him on the roadway.

Special Traffic Investigators are asking for the public’s help in finding the driver responsible.

If you have any information, contact the Special Traffic Investigations at 915-546-2260, 915-546-2267 or dispatch at 915-546-2280.

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