El Paso, TX (5/2/2021) – A man was killed from injuries suffered while trying to tow a vehicle in west El Paso on Sunday.
The incident happened at 7400 N. Mesa Street when Carlos Olague, 59, was assisting towing a tractor-trailer. Police said that the driver of the trailer, 61-year-old Joel Ramirez, was trying to get on Mesa Street from a parking lot when the trailer became stuck due to the landing gear not being lifted.
That’s when Olague came to help assist with the towing. During the attempt, Ramirez misunderstood Olague and pulled the vehicle forward while Olague was between the rear axles of the tractor-trailer.
Olague’s right leg was then run over, and he later died from his injuries at University Medical Center.
Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.
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