EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — UPDATE: The freeway was re-opened at about 10 a.m., TxDOT said in an alert.
ORIGINAL: El Paso Police are investigating a deadly crash on I-10 West near the Downtown exit involving a semi-truck.
According to emergency dispatch supervisors, the call came in at 12:53 a.m. in the stretch of I-10 under the Downtown overpasses. The semi-truck appears to have struck a concrete pillar that holds the overpass up.
The truck came to a stop facing eastbound in the westbound lanes of traffic after appearing to hit the pillar. It’s unclear if TxDot engineers will be required to inspect the pillar before I-10 is reopened.
Police confirm at least one person is dead in the crash. No other injuries were reported.
I-10 West is closed at the Downtown exit, all traffic must exit. Police have not said when they expect I-10 to reopen.