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UPDATE: Driver in deadly Northeast EP wreck arrested

Jacob McGuire : El Paso Police Dept
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POSTED: Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 3:44pm

UPDATED: Monday, August 26, 2013 - 11:03pm

UPDATE: Police arrest the man they say was behind the wheel in Saturday's deadly wreck in Northeast El Paso.

According to a news release, investigators and Northeast Patrol Officers were told that  22-year old Jacob McGuire was going to be released from University Medical Center on Sunday evening.

McGuire was being treated for injuries which he sustained in the crash that killed 20 year old Leeza Lugo.  Upon release, McGuire was arrested and booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility on a charge of Intoxication Manslaughter. His bond was set at $10,000.00

On Sunday, El Paso Police identified the woman killed in Saturday's deadly crash in Northeast El Paso as Leeza Lugo, 20, of Anthony, Texas.

The other passengers in the car are Kyle Foster, 22, Clarabelle Gallegos, 23 and Zachary Wood, 20.  They were also treated for injuries and are expected to recover.  Wood is also from Fort Bliss.

ORIGINAL STORY:

A suspected drunk driver allegedly killed a 20-year-old woman in Northeast El Paso.

Police said a 22-year-old driver was behind the wheel of a Dodge Ram when he lost control and hit the concrete barrier on Loop 375 and Railroad just before 3 a.m. Saturday.

The impact caused the pickup truck to overturn.

A 20-year-old woman from Anthony, Texas was ejected from the truck and died at the scene.

Paramedics took the driver and three other passengers to the hospital with minor injuries.

Police have charged the driver with intoxicated manslaughter.

"Definitely, speed does appear to be a factor on it, as does alcohol which again is a reason that the driver is being charged with intoxicated manslaughter," said Javier Sambrano with El Paso Police Department.

This is the 31st traffic death this year.

Police have not yet released the names of the people involved.

Three of the four survivors, including the driver, are Fort Bliss soldiers.

Fort Bliss Spokesperson MAJ Joe Buccino released a statement that said, "Our thoughts and concerns are with the victim's family, soldiers and all involved in this accident."

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What Are Ft. Bliss Commanders/ SNCOs doing about this problem of Soilders Driving Under the Influence of alcohol. Killing themselves or innocent people?

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