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Officer tries to pull over car on I-10, man dies running through traffic to get away


Update (June 19, 2024): Police identify the pedestrian as 53-year-old Oscar Munoz.

Investigators say a police officer was trying to pull over a car when Munoz jumped out and started running. The officer yelled at Munoz to stop, but he ran across the highway. Investigators say a car hit Munoz and he died on the scene.

This is the 31st traffic fatality of the year compared to 35 this time last year.

Update: El Paso Police have confirmed one person is dead after running across I-10 West near the Raynolds exit.

El Paso police say they were trying to conduct a traffic stop when one person from the car ran away and ran across I-10. Police say the person was hit by another car.

Estimated clearing time is 2-3 hours.

EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- There is backup on I-10 West due to a crash near the Raynolds exit. The backup is all the way back to the Fountains at Farrah area.

Courtesy: TXDOT

El Paso Police say the crash involved a car and a pedestrian. They are now completely shutting down I-10 West in that area. They do not have any other information.

A Texas Department of Transportation alert says that all lanes are closed westbound and that the collision happened at 4:06 PM. The clearing time is unknown.

Avoid taking I-10 West in this area if it is on your daily commute. Use the ABC-7 Traffic Tracker to find an alternate route.

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