Fort Bliss soldier hospitalized after hit-and-run crash in east El Paso

EL PASO, TX — According to KVIA, a 20-year-old woman was seriously injured early Sunday when she was hit by a vehicle while crossing an east El Paso road.

El Paso Police responded to the scene on Lee Trevino Drive shortly after the incident at 12:35 a.m.

An early investigation indicates the young woman, a Fort Bliss soldier, was walking from the road’s west curb to the east curb. As she crossed the street, she was hit by a driver in a southbound pickup truck.

Officials said the driver fled the scene without stopping. The striking pickup truck is believed to be white or grey in color and of a newer model, similar to a Chevrolet Silverado or GMC. The vehicle should have front-end damage consistent with the crash.

No updates on the victim’s condition have been disclosed at this time.

An investigation remains ongoing. Anyone who may be able to help identify the driver is urged to contact the El Paso Police Department at (915) 832-4400. Alternatively, Crime Stoppers of El Paso can also be reached at (915) 566-8477 (TIPS).


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