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El Paso man dies after flying off motorcycle

Update (3:35 PM): The motorcyclist, identified by El Paso Police as 29-year-old Ramiro Munoz, is dead.

Special Traffic Investigators believe Munoz ran into the back of a Ford Mustang driven by a 19-year-old Horizon man. They add that Munoz was thrown off his motorcycle and slid several hundred feet across pavement.

The driver of the Mustang called police. Emergency crews arrived and rushed Munoz to the hospital where he later died.

Police say Munoz's speeding was the main contributing factor in this crash. Munoz was also not wearing a helmet.

Police say that this is the 75th traffic fatality this year compared to 67 at this same time last year.

Update (7:15 AM): All southbound lanes at Loop 375 near Pellicano now open.

EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) --- One person was taken to the hospital with serious injuries following a crash involving a motorcycle and another vehicle on Monday morning.

The crash happened at 1:29 a.m. on Loop 375 south near Pellicano Drive in far east El Paso.

The El Paso Police Department's Special Traffic Investigations Unit is responding to the scene.

Loop 375 South at Vista Del Sol is closed. All southbound traffic is being diverted to Vista Del Sol.

People who use Loop 375 south between Vista Del Sol and Pellicano are advised to use alternate routes.

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