Two Killed in Semi Truck Crash in Far East El Paso

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POSTED: Monday, July 11, 2011 - 8:14am

UPDATED: Monday, July 11, 2011 - 5:41pm

EL PASO - Police have identified the two people killed in yesterday's crash in East El Paso when the 18-wheeler they were in flipped over.

The crash happened just after 5:00 p.m. on Loop 375 near Montana.

Investigators say 40-year-old Renato Rodas was driving a tractor truck without a trailer attached when he somehow lost control. The tractor slid sideways across the traffic lanes before slamming into a fence and flipping over. Rodas died at the scene.

Investigators say 48-year-old Virginia Moreno was a passenger in the truck and also died at the scene.

Police say they were both wearing seat belts. Speed and alcohol are not factors in this crash.

There were no other vehicles involved.

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