Police Identify Teen and Driver Killed in Northeast Collision
POSTED: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 5:34pm
UPDATED: Monday, September 10, 2012 - 12:11pm
13-year old Boy a Victim
El Paso — Investigators identified 13-year-old Bailey Nieves and 24-year-old Ricardo Romero, both males, as the victims killed in a Monday morning collision in northeast El Paso.
The crash happened on a straight, flat section of the road at Sunnyside. Police said Romero tried to make a left turn in front of a Jeep approaching from the opposite direction. A broadside crash sent his car into a ditch.
"The driver of the green sedan failed to yield the right of way to the Jeep, making a left hand turn in front of the Jeep.," Chris Mears, EPPD Public Information Officer. "Tragically they collided and two occupants of the green sedan died at the scene."
The driver of the Jeep was not seriously hurt. So far, the police are not blaming alcohol or speed for the crash. Police immediately blocked traffic going both ways on Alabama, turning everyone around.