1 Killed in El Paso, TX, 18-wheeler Rear-end Accident on Gateway
El Paso, TX -- May 25, 2017, one man was killed due to an accident in which his vehicle collided into the back of an 18-wheeler on Gateway North.
According to preliminary information released by police investigations, the incident took place in the early morning hours of Thursday at the intersection of Gateway North Boulevard and Ellerthorpe Avenue.
El Paso PD officials report that a 20-year-old man, identity unreleased, was traveling northbound along Gateway along Patriot Freeway. As he approached the intersection of Ellerthorpe, he was somehow unable to stop in time to avoid an 18-wheeler that was reportedly sitting at a red light. As a result, the car crashed into the back of the trailer.
The driver of the car suffered fatal injuries in the accident. It's unclear if he died at the scene or later on. The truck driver was not injured.
Police have not yet determined what factors may have contributed to the crash. No further information has been released.
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