UPDATE: Driver dies in semi-truck crash near I-10 East in Tornillo

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EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — A driver of a semi-truck died after crashing near Tornillo on Interstate 10 East. on Thursday morning, the sheriff’s office says.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office says it is unknown why the driver of a semi-truck steered the vehicle off the roadway and into a median near mile-marker 61 on Interstate 10 East.

A spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office says special traffic investigators were requested to the scene.

One lane of traffic is open headed East and West on I-10 at mile-marker 61.

Officials are asking drivers to use caution while driving in the area.

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