El Paso man seriously injured in Culberson Co. crash

Culberson Co. Sheriff
Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 12:35pm

Culberson County Sheriff's Officials say that a 27-year-old El Paso man was seriously injured in a crash on I-10 about 1.5 miles east of Van Horn, TX early Thursday morning.

The crash happened on I-10 when according to Culberson County Sheriff's Office Deputies, 27-year-old Julio A. Hernandez, of El Paso was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado westbound when he fell asleep at the wheel and rear ended a westbound 18-wheeler.

According to witnesses to the crash, the truck was dragged by the 18-wheeler for about a mile and a half before other westbound motorists alerted him that he had a truck stuck to the back of the semi.

Culberson County EMS and Fire took about one hour to extract Hernandez from his truck and he was flown to University Medical Center in El Paso with serious injuries.


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