Two El Pasoans Dead in Alcohol Related Wreck

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POSTED: Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 3:50pm

UPDATED: Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 4:51pm

UPDATE:  2:50 p.m.  Two people were killed when a car ran a stop sign at the intersection of Lee and Turner and smashed into another car.

Since we first showed you pictures of the wreck early this morning, we have learned the victims are two women in their early 20's.

They are identified as Evalynn Rose and Jeannette Lazaro.

Both are 2008 graduates of Montwood High School.

Police suspect the drivers of both cars were under the influence of alcohol when the crash happened shortly after two o'clock this morning.

Tonight on NewsChannel 9 at 5, reporter Lindsey Reiser looks at the rash of deadly crashes in El Paso this year.

Original story:

EL PASO— Two women were killed early Thursday morning after the car they were passengers in was hit by a drunk driver.

The El Paso Police Department's Special Traffic investigators were called to the deadly crash on Lee Blvd and Turner Road. Police said 20-year-old Gabriela Delgado was driving a red 2007 Chevrolet Aveo at 2:14 a.m. with Armando Sierra, 21, Cynthia Carillo, 20, Evalynn Rose, 21, and Jeannette Lazaro, 21, as her passengers. Delgado was traveling east when she stopped at the stop sign at the intersection of Lee and Turner. At the same time, 21-year-old Arturo Vasquez was driving a 2009 red Dodge Charger with 19-year-old Kenia Guevara as his passenger and did not yield at the stop sign, hitting the left side of the Aveo. Rose and Lazaro died at the scene.

Delgado, Carillo, and Vasquez were taken to Del Sol Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries. Police said none of the passengers in the Aveo were wearing seat belts.

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash by both drivers.

Vasquez was arrested and charged with DWI 2 offense and booked into the El Paso County jail. These are the 7 and 8 traffic fatalities of the year compared to 3 during this time in 2010.

Charges are pending against Delgado.

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