BREAKING NEWS: 1 Person Dead In Rollover Accident – EPPD Close Down Busy Gateway This Morning
One person is dead and another is in the hospital after a rollover crash early this morning, and your morning commute is going to be affected for hours.
El Paso Police were called to the area around 1:15 this morning and found an SUV that had crashed and rolled, ultimately landing in the parking lot of Sports Explosion.
Two people were trapped in the vehicle.
Several witnesses at the scene told KFOX14 they tried to help the passengers but couldn't get the doors open.
A soldier, Robert Hyatt, said he tried to open the doors with a pry bar. He also said he heard screaming from inside the vehicle.
Firefighters were able to free the two people in the SUV with the jaws of life.
One of the people in the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene, and the other was rushed to Del Sol Medical Center.
Police have not released the condition of that person.
EPPD have closed Gateway East from Airway to Hawkins as they wrap up their investigation. As soon as it is opened, we will let you know.