Man dies after multi-car hit-and-run crash near El Paso’s Cielo Vista Mall
EL PASO, TX — A man died early Sunday after his car was struck in a multi-vehicle collision near Cielo Vista Mall in east El Paso, reports KTSM.
The fatal incident occurred on the eastbound lanes of Interstate 10, near the exit to Hawkins Boulevard, at about 5;50 a.m.
El Paso Police said a 2020 Chevrolet Corvette and a 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe were going eastbound at the same time as a 2004 Pontiac Vibe. At one point, the driver of the Corvette lost control and hit the center median. The driver of the Tahoe then struck the back of the Pontiac Vibe, causing the Pontiac to lose control before crashing into the center barrier and catching fire.
The driver of the Pontiac died as a result of his injuries in the crash and fire, confirmed authorities. As of this writing, he has not been identified.
An investigation and search for the other two drivers, both of whom fled the scene, was underway.
Special Traffic Investigators urged anyone with information on the crash or the fleeing drivers to contact authorities at (915) 212-4080. Those who wish to remain anonymous could also call Crime Stoppers at (915) 566-8477.
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