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70-year-old San Antonio man hit by car, killed in east El Paso

UPDATE, July 29: Police on Thursday released the identity of the 70-year-old man struck by a car and killed earlier in the week along the 1300 block of N. Lee Trevino on El Paso's east side.

The victim was identified as Lorenzo Castano of San Antonio, Texas.

Police didn't indicate if they knew why Castano had been attempting to make his way across the street in an area without a crosswalk.

UPDATE, July 28: Police on Wednesday said it was a 70-year-old man who was struck by a car and killed the previous night along the 1300 block of N. Lee Trevino on El Paso's east side.

The victim's name wasn't yet released as family had yet to be notified, police said.

Investigators indicated the man wasn't using a crosswalk when he attempted to make his way across the street; they concluded that the car driver "could not avoid (hitting) the pedestrian."

The man, who died at the scene, was the 40th traffic fatality of the year in El Paso, compared to 46 at this same
time last year.

ORIGINAL REPORT, July 27: EL PASO, Texas -- A pedestrian was struck by a car and killed Tuesday night along a busy east El Paso street.

Traffic investigators were summoned to the deadly scene on Lee Trevino and Gateway West around 9:30 p.m.

Police advised east side motorists to avoid the area, saying that both north and southbound Lee Trevino would be closed between Rojas and Gateway West late into the night for the death investigation.

Current Borderland traffic conditions are available by visiting kvia.com/traffic.

Jim Parker

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

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