EL PASO, TEXAS -Veteran West Texas law enforcement officer Raymundo Carranza resigned after he was charged in a deadly hit-and-run traffic accident that occurred while he was off duty.
Officials say Carranza was an El Paso County Sheriff’s deputy for 17 years.
He resigned Monday as he faces a charge of accident involving injury or death.
Carranza was driving his personal vehicle when Richard Lopez, 26, was struck and killed Saturday while he was changing a flat tire.
Investigators say toxicology results are pending for Carranza, who later returned to the scene of the accident and was arrested.
He’s free on $25,000 bond.