Dangerous Roads, Deadly Accidents

POSTED: Thursday, December 24, 2009 - 9:30am

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 3:25pm

El Paso - - It has been a deadly 24 hours on El Paso roads.

An 18 year old Los Angeles, California man was killed last night at Tetons and Diana in Northeast El Paso. Police say he failed to yield and hit an SUV.

Police have identified the victim of an accident in East El Paso. Jose Gonzalez, 19, was killed at the intersection of Montana and Rutherglen. Police say Gonzalez was speeding when he lost control and hit a signal pole.

Another driver is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after an accident in Northeast El Paso. Police say his car T-boned another at Transmountain and Rushing. The victim is in critical condition.

The weather made driving dangerous all over El Paso Wednesday. One motorist slid out of control on the wet pacement at I-10 and Executive. From the looks of the damage, an axle needs to be replaced. The driver escaped serious injury.

At Saul Kleinfeld and Pebble Hills in East El Paso, vehicles splashed through roadside puddles but no serious crashes are reported.

Some snow collected on the Franklins, replacing the snow that had melted from the latest snowstorm. TXDOT went on alert, closing Transmountain Road for about an hour and reopening it just in time for the worst of the morning rush hour traffic.

Roads were also slippery in Juarez where several fender benders happened. No serious injuries reported in the city.

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