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Police Release Names of 3 People Killed in Wrong Way Crash

POSTED: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 6:40pm

UPDATED: Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 10:12am

UPDATE: Police have released the names of 3 people killed in last night's wrong way crash in far East El Paso County.

Investigators with the Socorro Police Department said 20-year-old Amy Lopez and 39-year-old Ruby Lopez were killed in the crash and 22-year-old Monica Piñon remains in critical condition. A 3-year-old child in very serious condition.

All four were in a car that was hit head on by 27-year-old Terrance Higgins, from Ft Bliss. Higgins was driving his SUV the wrong way on I-10 last night. Higgins was also killed in the crash.

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UPDATE: Socorro PIO Dave Garcia has told us more information in relation to this accident.

The driver of a white Chevy Tahoe had apparently been driving for about two miles in the wrong direction before hitting the Dodge Charger.

The male driver of the Tahoe died, along with two female passengers in the Charger.

A 22-year-old passenger from the Charger was taken to Del Sol MC in serious condition, while a 3-year-old was taken to University Medical Center in critical condition.

The accident was reported around 9:20 P.M. at MM 43.

 

UPDATE: Our NC9 crew has confirmed that the driver of a white SUV was driving northbound near the Clint exit on I-10, when the driver veered onto the median and hit a Dodge Charger.

The driver of the SUV, who was apparently not wearing a seat belt, died.

Two female passengers in the Charger also died.

Two children-- whose ages are said to be 2 and 14--have been taken to area hospitals.

The accident happened at about 9:20 P.M.

 

EARLIER:

Newschannel 9 has confirmed that three people have died, after a car crash on I-10 near the Clint exit.

Police are closing down eastbound lanes on I-10; if you're heading towards that direction, seek an alternate route.

Watch out for updates on www.ktsm.com and "Today."

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We need to keep all individuals involved in this tragedy in our prayers. Those that lost there lives, left heart broken family behind which now have to pick up the pieces and make sense of this tragedy. Let this tragedy teach us all a lesson, we are here one day and gone the next. How will people around you remember you? What were your last words and actions towards GOD, family and friends? Make a difference everyday as if it is your last day on earth.

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