Update: Pedestrian dies in Lower Valley crash

Traffic

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — One man was killed Monday night in a pedestrian-involved crash that happened in the Lower Valley.

According to the El Paso Police Department’s Special Traffic Investigations unit, the first traffic fatality of 2021 occurred at 6:04 p.m. Monday night when a man crossed North Loop Drive at the intersection of Emerson Street, disregarding a pedestrian traffic control signal.

He was struck by an oncoming vehicle going westbound on North Loop through a green light driven by a 43-year-old man.

The pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Earlier:

Investigators with the El Paso Police Department’s Special Traffic Investigations unit responded Monday night to a pedestrian-involved collision in the Lower Valley, near North Loop Elementary.

EEPD said serious injuries were reported. The collision, reported just after 6:30 p.m. Monday, happened at North Loop Drive and Emerson Street.

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