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Woman killed on Loop 375 in Lower Valley was among group of pedestrians crossing road

UPDATE, Nov. 24: A day after police had said a woman was struck and killed by a pickup truck in a hit-and-run case, investigators said Wednesday they had determined it wasn't a hit and run as they initially thought.

Authorities didn't elaborate on what new information had come to light. After Tuesday evening's deadly incident, police put out a public call for information to find the vehicle that fled the scene.

The victim's name wasn't released Friday, as police said they were still in the process of confirming her identity.

Investigators said the woman was with four other unknown people who were crossing Loop 375 near Midway in the Lower Valley when she was struck by the pickup and died at the scene.

The pedestrian death was the 62nd El Paso traffic fatality of the year, compared to 64 at this same time last year.

UPDATE, Nov. 23: As of 8 p.m. Tuesday, police said they had located the vehicle involved in the deadly Loop 375 hit-and-run incident, however they didn't indicate whether the driver of that vehicle was in custody.

ORIGINAL REPORT, Nov. 23: EL PASO, Texas -- A woman was struck by a pickup truck and killed along Loop 375 (Cesar Chavez Highway) in the Lower Valley during the Tuesday evening commute.

El Paso police summoned traffic investigators to the incident scene at 375 east and the Midway ramp just before 6 p.m.

Authorities confirmed the death was a case of hit-and-run and said they hoped to put out a description of the vehicle later Tuesday evening.

Police asked anyone with information to call them at 915-832-4400.

To check the latest traffic conditions anytime, visit kvia.com/traffic.

Jim Parker

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

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    1. Somehow and I have no idea how they manage to get past CBP who is always on both sides of the fence, get over that fence and run across 375. I’ve seen them try probably over 50 times from the Jrz side and fail. But some make somehow.

      1. The US/Mexico border is almost 2,000 miles long. People will get through somehow. Gov Abbott was right when he said manpower and fences alone wouldn’t make it 100% impenetrable. I feel horrible for the victim, but trying to cross El Paso’s autobahn during rush hour is beyond dangerous.

          1. El Paso’s autobahn? A play on words. I have to agree with Steve on this one. Having driven on Germany’s autobahns & and Italy’s autostradas, Steve is not far wrong with the similarities! His border thoughts are exactly right too. It’s not like the Berlin Wall.

          2. Any point nitwit Stevie tries to make in his silly posts is sarcasm not fact. I know all about autobahns having spent 6 years stationed in Germany.

  1. The Border in it’s entirety is porous for sure. The stretch on 375 not so much. Once they are on that raised gravel access road/path (in JRZ) they are very visible to CBP then there is the river (trickle of a creek) and then sprint UP to the fence topped by rows of prison razor wire and somehow get over it. Crossing 375 should be the easiest part of the escapade.

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