Sheriff: Man crashes into gas meter, dies later at hospital

Friday, April 5, 2013 - 7:14pm

An El Paso Electric Company worker died Friday after experiencing an unknown medical condition while driving his company car, subsequently swerving off the road and crashing into a gas meter on Ascension Drive.

El Paso County Sheriff's Office spokesperson, Angelica Becerra, said Jose Pichardo, Jr., 61, died at the hospital while undergoing treatment for his medical condition.

Two nearby homes lost gas services. No neighboring residences were in need of evacuation.   


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