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1 dead, 10 hurt as out of control semi-truck crashes into oncoming RV along I-10 in Hudspeth County

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UPDATE, Jan. 1: FORT HANCOCK, Texas -- State troopers on Saturday said an 18-wheeler traveling at an unsafe speed along a rainy Interstate 10 in Hudspeth County was responsible for triggering a crash with a recreational vehicle that killed an El Paso man and left 10 others hospitalized.

The semi-truck driver lost control on the wet highway east of Fort Hancock and crossed the median - crashing into the oncoming RV, according to troopers.

Authorities said Jesus Eduardo, 36, of El Paso, died in Friday evening's crash. He was among the passengers in the RV.

The driver of the truck, driver of the RV and eight other RV passengers were all taken to El Paso's University Medical Center, where at least six of them were listed in serious condition. Among the the victims hospitalized included a 4-year-old girl and a 9-year-old girl.

Troopers said several of those in the RV, including the driver, were from El Paso - with the rest of the passengers being Mexican residents from Juarez.

The truck driver was from Fresno, California. Investigators didn't indicate if he would be facing any charges stemming from the crash.

ORIGINAL REPORT, Dec. 31: FORT HANCOCK, Texas -- At least one person was dead after a crash between a recreational vehicle and a semi-truck along Interstate 10 eastbound in Hudspeth County on New Year's Eve.

Texas state troopers said the collision happened along the highway at mile-marker 78, near the McNary exit and east of Fort Hancock, about 6 p.m. Friday.

Transportation officials said traffic was being detoured off the interstate at Tornillo, to Texas state Highway 20.

No further details were immediately available.

Jim Parker

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

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