Two men were killed in El Paso County in separate traffic accidents during the Fourth of July holiday weekend, the sheriff’s officials said on Sunday. Both fatal accidents were under investigation on Sunday afternoon by the sheriff’s Special Traffic Investigations Unit.
The first fatal accident happened at about 2:45 a.m. on Saturday on Interstate 10 near Anthony near the Texas-New Mexico state line. According to the sheriff’s news release, two vehicles were heading westbound on the freeway when one driver changed lanes and rear-ended the other car.
Sixty-nine-year-old Francisco Higareda was killed in El Paso County in the accident, said the authorities. The accident closed I-10 for several hours on Saturday morning.
The other accident victim died at the hospital and several other people were injured in the multi-vehicle crash that happened on Saturday afternoon on the westbound lanes of Montana Avenue near Rich Beem Boulevard in East El Paso.
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