Victim Identified in Deadly Pedestrian Accident

Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 3:22pm

EL PASO--- The man killed in December's pedestrian accident in the Northeast has been identified. 

El Paso police said 38-year-old Juan Antonio Gallegos of the 3700 block of Nashville was hit when Ismael Apodaca turned onto Dyer at the same time that Gallegos ran onto the street. 

Gallegos died at the scene. 

EPPD's Special Traffic Investigations unit has determined that speed and alcohol are not factors on the part of Apodaca. 

The investigation is still ongoing.

This was the 72nd traffic related death for 2011 compared to 62 at this time in 2010
          

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