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Horizon Police arrest two drivers accused of hitting, killing bicyclist

Update (September 29, 2023): Horizon Police have arrested two people in connection with the crash. Investigators say that tips from the public led them to arrest 25-year-old Sofia Maribel Gonzalez and 79-year-old Benito Cabrera Licona. Officials charged them both with Collision Involving Serious Bodily Injury or Death and booked them into the El Paso County Detention Facility on $100,000 bonds.

Sofia Maribel Gonzalez, Courtesy: Horizon Police Department

Horizon Police detectives identified the victim as 44-year-old Roberto Antonio Fernandez. They say he died at the scene after Gonzalez and Cabrera failed to stop and help him.

Benito Cabrera Licona, Courtesy: Horizon Police Department

Update (2:17 p.m.): The Horizon City Police Department says the person who died was riding a bicycle. Officers found the man dead in the roadway. The 44-year-old victim was struck by one car, then run over by a second car. Police say neither driver stopped to help the man.

Investigators are now looking for a 2015-2018 Volkswagen Jetta and a 2007-2012 Toyota Yaris, both with front end damage. Anyone with information is asked to call police at (915)-852-1047.

Update (5:35 a.m.): Police have confirmed one person has died. Police say the victim was a man.

HORIZON CITY, Texas (KVIA) -- The Horizon Police Department are investigating a crash in the 13700 block of Horizon Blvd. Police say the crash involved a pedestrian.

Police received the call Monday morning just before 3:00 a.m.

Both East and Westbound lanes of Horizon Blvd. are closed due to Police investigation. 

We are working to get more information about what happened.

This is a developing story.

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