Woman Dies From Injuries After Late Wednesday Night Accident on Joe Battle & Montana

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Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 4:42pm

EL PASO— A woman has died from her injuries after a car accident late Wednesday night at the intersection of Joe Battle and Montana in El Paso's far east side.

Simona Gonzalez, 82, of Mexico, died Thursday after being taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries after the crash at the intersection, police said.

An El Paso Police PIO said Gonzalez was a passenger in a 2010 Nissan Tiida (Versa) driven by 43-year-old Maria Gonzalez, of Mexico. Maria Gonzalez was making a left turn onto Montana. EPPD said she turned in front of a 2009 Toyota Corolla driven by 72-year-old Joseph Gibson of Arizona. The two cars crashed at the intersection.

Flor Gonzalez, 22, also of Mexico and also a passenger of the Tiida, Maria Gonzalez, and Gibson were all treated for injuries due to the crash.

EPPD said speed and alcohol are not factors in the crash. All passengers and drivers were wearing seatbelts.

This is the 27th traffic related death for 2011 compared to 29 at this same time last year.   

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Sincere sympathies to the families of all involved.

while speed and alcohol may not have been an issue - turning in front of on-coming traffic clearly was.

This is a growing concern with ANY El Pasoan who pays attention to traffic. The increase in Mexican vehicles on our roads is NOT a quality-of-life improvement.

Unfortunately, it is quite the opposite...

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