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UPDATE: Suspect arrested in east El Paso hit-and-run

El Paso police have arrested a man in connection with a hit-and-run in east El Paso.

The accident happened around 8 p.m. on Montwood Drive and Yarbrough Drive.

Police said 51-year-old Jose Vazquez’s 2002 Jeep Wrangler had broken down in the southbound lanes on the 2100 block of Yarbrough.

While Vazquez was standing outside his vehicle, he was struck from behind by a 2012 Nissan Armada, according to police.

Vazquez was transported to a hospital with serious injuries.

The driver of the Nissan, 31-year-old Jesus Ponce, ran away according to police. Ponce later returned to the crash scene and claimed to have been a passenger in the vehicle that struck Vazquez.

Witnesses at the scene identified Ponce as the driver who had fled.

He was arrested by El Paso police and is currently being held on a $50,000 bond.

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