Driver Arrested In El Paso Firefighter Hit And Run
The driver that struck an El Paso firefighter in a hit and run has been arrested.
Thanks to a citizen tip, El Paso police have arrested 47- year old Shiloh Danielle Hutchings, the driver of the hit and run that struck an El Paso firefighter.
On Wednesday morning (February 12, 2020), emergency responders where on the scene of an accident on Transmountain when a firefighter was struck by a vehicle on the westbound lane in a hit-and-run. Heavy snow covered the roads up on Transmountain and visibility was limited at the time the firefighter was struck.
According to police officials, Special Traffic Investigations (STI) officers tracked down the alleged vehicle involved and obtained an arrest warrant for the driver, identified as 47–year old Shiloh Danielle Hutchings. Last week, STI officers located the involved vehicle, a blue 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe with no plates at a business on Rushing St.
El Paso Police along with officers of the US Marshals Lone Star Fugitive task force joined forces to locate Hutchings at a hotel on Dyer St and placed her under arrest. Hutchings was booked into the El Paso County Detention facility for an Accident Involving Serious Bodily Injury under a $100,000 bond.
As of late last week, El Paso firefighter Armando Lopez was still recovering from his serious injuries and remained hospitalized but in stable condition. A GoFundMe account has been set up hoping to raise $15,000 to help aid in paying his hospital bills.