UPDATE- Couple Killed After Crashing Into Construction Machine
UPDATE 4:10 p.m.- Police have released the name of the woman involved in this morning's fatal accident. 42-year-old Karina Torres- De Ruiz was driving the vehicle when it collided with a road construction vehicle. The man's name has not been released.
EL PASO - Police are on the scene of an early morning crash in west El Paso that killed two people.
According to Special Traffic Investigators, a man and a woman were killed when they crashed head-on into a road grader.
The accident happened at about 3 a.m. Thursday on Paisano and Racetrack near Executive Center Blvd. Investigators said the couple was driving a 2005 GMC Envoy north on Paisano when they switched into the left lane to avoid a work convoy, then slammed head-on into the construction tractor.
The man and woman died at the scene.
Northbound traffic on Paisano will be closed until 8:00 a.m. while crews clear up the scene and complete the investigation.