Armando Torres Killed by 18-Wheeler on I-10 East in El Paso, TX
El Paso, TX — November 4, 2021, 27-year-old pedestrian Armando Torres was struck and killed by an 18-wheeler on Interstate 10 in El Paso.
According to reports the incident happened around 1:00 a.m. on the exit ramp from I-10 East toward Trowbridge Drive. Preliminary investigation suggests Torres was lying down on the exit ramp for unknown reasons when a big rig approached. The truck driver was unable to avoid Torres while exiting the highway and struck him. After the collision the driver pulled over immediately.
Torres suffered fatal injuries in the accident.
No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Armando Torres Accident on I-10 in El Paso
Clearly there are a lot of lingering questions about this incident, and even months later it seems investigators aren't much closer to answering them. Why was the victim lying down on the road? Where did he come from before getting on the ramp? Is that area lit by streetlights? Were the truck's headlights on? Was the driver awake, alert, and paying attention to his surroundings?
That's just a handful of the questions that still need to be resolved by further investigation. I'm not coming down on police for not having all the answers, but I hope they're doing everything they can to get them.
I'm also not making any accusations or claiming to know something more than the news mentioned, but I think most people would agree that the victim's loved ones deserve to know what happened--and if anyone should be held accountable for the tragic damage done.