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Soldier under investigation for hitting, killing highway workers

Published On: May 12 2014 10:02:31 AM CDT
Updated On: May 12 2014 12:33:14 PM CDT

EL PASO, Texas -

Two highway workers in West Texas have died after being hit by a vehicle in a drunken driving investigation involving a soldier stationed at Fort Bliss.
    
El Paso police said one bridge worker was dead at the scene early Sunday along Interstate 10. The other worker died at a hospital.
    
Police detained an 18-year-old driver later identified by Fort Bliss officials as a soldier with the 1st Armored Division.
    
El Paso police on Monday did not immediately release names of the victims or details on charges in what investigators call an alcohol-related accident.
    
Police said the driver ignored a traffic barricade.