Update: Woman killed in South El Paso pedestrian accident identified

Update: Woman killed in South El Paso pedestrian accident identified

POSTED: Monday, August 12, 2013 - 8:35pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 7:04am

Update: El Paso Police release the names of the driver, pedestrian involved in the crash.

Investigators have learned that 74-year-old Josephina Gonzalez was crossing Paisano near the intersection of San Marcial when she was struck by a Toyota Camry. The Toyota was traveling east on Paisano and was driven by 55-year- old Donna Rodriguez. Gonzalez was transported to University Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.

Investigators are currently working to determine who had the right of way and no charges have been filed at this time.

Any person who may have witnessed this crash is asked to contact police at 915-832-4400 or to remain anonymous you may contact Crime Stoppers of El Paso at 915-866-8477.

This is the 28th Traffic Related Death for 2013 compared to 31 at this time in 2012
This is the 8th Pedestrian related death of 2013

Original story:

El Paso police responded to a deadly pedestrian crash in South El Paso about 8:15 p.m. Monday.

El Paso Police Department Spokesperson Detective Mike Baranyay said that the driver of a Toyota Camry hit a woman who was crossing the street at the intersection of Paisano and San Marcial.  

Her name, nor the name of the driver, has been released.  It is still unclear if the woman was in the cross walk.  

"our special traffic investigations unit will respond out here to the scene, do the best they can to reconstruct the scene, figure out who had the green lights, who had crossing signals and such, ensure that the lights were working appropriately and go forward with the investigation," said Baranyay.

Investigators do not believe alcohol is a factor in the crash, but said investigators have not determined if speed was involved.

About an hour and a half later, a man was killed in a second pedestrian accident in West El Paso.


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