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Horizon City man killed in off-road dirt bike crash near canal

UPDATE, Oct. 25: El Paso police on Monday identified the man killed in a dirt bike crash in a canal area south of
Blackie Chesher Park as 53-year-old David Herrera of Horizon City.

While his body wasn't found until Sunday evening, police believe the crash likely happened earlier in the day.

Investigators wrote in an incident report that they had determined "Herrera was driving the dirt bike eastbound in the canal when he came upon a sudden drop-off. Herrera was unable to stop and fell onto a lower portion of the canal. The canal area is not open for any vehicles or persons to travel on."

UPDATE, Oct. 24: El Paso police confirmed a man was found dead from an off-road dirt bike crash near a canal area off the 1100 block N. Zaragoza Road just before 7 p.m. Sunday.

However, police indicated it is unknown exactly when the crash may have actually taken place; the investigation into the deadly incident was ongoing and no further details were provided by authorities.

ORIGINAL REPORT, Oct. 24: EL PASO, Texas -- At least one person died Sunday evening in an off-road mishap involving an ATV in the Lower Valley.

Fire officials said it happened near Blackie Cheser Park off the 1100 block N. Zaragoza Road.

It wasn't immediately known if other injuries had occurred.

Authorities didn't immediately have further details about the deadly incident.

Jim Parker

Jim Parker is the Director of Digital Content for ABC-7.

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