El Paso Woman Dies After Being Rear-Ended by Drunk Driver
POSTED: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 2:55pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 5:56pm
EL PASO– Police have now confirmed that the woman involved in an early morning accident on Montana has died.
Rejean Vela, 22, was rear-ended by 24-year-old Christopher Ruiz while driving on Montana this morning. Vela sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to Del Sol Medical Center.
There were two other passengers with Vela at the time of the crash. Both were treated for minor non-life threatening injuries. Investigators have determined that speed and alcohol attributed to Ruiz are factors in this crash.
Ruiz was booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility on a charge of Intoxicated Assault. His bond was set at $25,000.00. All occupants were wearing seat belts