EL PASO, TEXAS – El Paso Police said an off-duty El Paso County Sheriff’s deputy is responsible for colliding with a pedestrian, killing him early Saturday.
Authorities said the pedestrian was changing a tire to his Honda Civic. At the same time Raymundo Carranza, who has been identified as an off-duty El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputy, drove a 2007 Honda Ridgeline eastbound on Spur 601.
Carranza struck the pedestrian and his Honda Civic killing the pedestrian before fleeing the scene in his vehicle.
While STI officers were investigating this collision, Carranza returned to the scene. Authorities arrested him and placed him under arrest. They booked him on one count of an Accident Involving Personal Injury or Death. His bond is $25,000.
Investigators are awaiting toxicology results to determine if alcohol is a contributing factor in this deadly collision.
El Paso County Sheriff Richard Wiles was notified of the incident and had Carranza relieved of duty and placed on administrative leave without pay pending their internal investigation.