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Juarez motorcyclist killed after crashing into Border Patrol vehicle on Border Highway

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One person was killed after a motorcycle crash along this stretch of the Border Highway at Fonseca.

EL PASO, Texas -- A motorcyclist from Mexico was killed after crashing into a U.S. Border Patrol vehicle early Monday morning along the Border Highway.

Police on Tuesday identified the deceased as 60-year-old Rafael Montes de Oca Reynos of Ciudad Jaurez. He was El Paso's sixth traffic death of the year.

The deadly crash happened about 6:45 a.m. Monday on the eastbound Border Highway near Fonseca, and resulted in the roadway's closure for nearly six hours as police investigated the collision.

"A Border Patrol SUV, driven by a Border Patrol officer, travelling east on the far right lane with its emergency lights activated, slowed in order to come to a stop, and was rear-ended by a motorcyclist," according to a police report on the incident.

The border officer, 50-year-old Roberto Enrique Rivera, was not injured in the crash.

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