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Central El Paso man killed in east El Paso crash


EL PASO, Texas -- A 44-year-old central El Paso man died in an early Sunday morning collision, according to El Paso Police.

Investigators have identified the victim as Roberto Mendoza.

The crash happened on the 9000 block of Montana at 12:42 a.m.

Police say 18-year-old Juan Sanchez of East El Paso drove eastbound on Montana when Mendoza crossed Montana south to north. There were three other passengers in Sanchez's car. Investigators say Mendoza was not crossing at a crosswalk.

Police say poor lighting and not crossing at a crosswalk or controlled intersection were factors that contributed to the fatality.

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