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Migrant suspected to be pedestrian that was struck and killed on I-10, Monday night

UPDATE: EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- A migrant is suspected to be the pedestrian that was struck and killed on I-10 westbound, Monday night.

“On Monday, Oct. 16, at approximately 10:20 p.m., a suspected migrant was hit by a semi-truck when the migrant attempted to across Interstate 10 in West El Paso.  This occurred after a group of migrants attempted to evade U.S. Border Patrol Agents between Loop 375 and Interstate 10" said Border Patrol Agent Herrera-Baeza. "This tragic incident demonstrates the dangers of illegally crossing the border. The only safe and legal way to enter the United States is at the ports of entry. Criminal smuggling organizations place lives at risk by lying to migrants and encouraging them to enter the U.S. illegally in dangerous ways that often leads tragedy.”

This is a developing story.


EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- All westbound lanes on I-10 were closed after a pedestrian was hit and killed near the Schuster Ave. exit.

Police responded to the scene at 10:36 p.m. Monday.

Person was dead on arrival of first responders, according to fire officials.

Special Traffic Investigators were also called out to the scene.

A Border Patrol vehicle was also at the scene.

We have reached out to Border Patrol officials to see if this was a migrant related incident.

In the past, migrants have been seen crossing the freeway after entering illegally into the U.S.

We have yet to hear back.

All I-10 westbound have now been reopened.

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Jennifer Mendoza

Jennifer Mendoza is the Executive Producer for Good Morning El Paso.


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