Texas deputy charged in deadly hit-and-run resigns

EL PASO, TX

Officials say Raymundo Carranza had been an El Paso County Sheriff's deputy for 17 years. Carranza resigned Monday as he faces a charge of accident involving injury or death.

Carranza allegedly was driving his personal vehicle when 26-year-old Richard Lopez was struck and killed Saturday while changing a flat tire.

Investigators say toxicology results are pending for Carranza, who later returned to the scene of the accident and was arrested. He's free on $25,000 bond.

Information was not immediately available on an attorney for Carranza.

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