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Update: Police release name of bus driver who died after medical emergency on I-10

3:54 p.m. Update: A 64-year-old man was driving an empty passenger bus Monday morning when he lost consciousness and crashed into the center median.

Benjamin Galaviz-Gomez, of El Paso, was driving a Los Paisanos bus on I-10 East at 6:55 a.m. when he lost consciousness. He was transported to University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Police say speed and alcohol are not believed to be factors in the crash.

A portion of I-10 East was closed while the incident was investigated.

Editor’s note: A consultant with Los Paisanos told ABC-7 that the driver was 74 years old.

3:27 p.m. Update: A consultant with the Los Paisanos bus company tells ABC-7 that a driver of one of their buses had a medical emergency while driving on I-10 East near the Dallas exit when he crashed into the median.

The driver died from the medical emergency and a portion of I-10 East was closed for several hours while the incident was investigated.

Look for Darren Hunt’s report in our newscasts for more information.

Update: TxDOT announced that all lanes were open on I-10 East at Cotton at about 11:22 a.m.

Original story: All lanes on I-10 East at Cotton are closed.

All vehicles are being forced to exit at Downtown.

Backup is to Executive and clearing time is expected to be two hours, according to TxDOT.

EMS says it is due to a person suffering a medical emergency in a vehicle.

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