POSTED: Monday, July 4, 2011 - 5:26pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, July 5, 2011 - 8:45am
EL PASO - One man is dead after a head-on collision with a drunk driver early this morning.
The crash happened just after 1:30 a.m. on Monday on U.S. 54 North at the Sun Valley off-ramp.
Police say the driver of a silver GMC pickup was driving the wrong way on the highway when he slammed into a white Plymouth Acclaim. The pickup flipped onto its roof.
The driver in the Plymouth was pronounced dead in the vehicle in which he was trapped. The driver of the pickup was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police say speed and alcohol are factors in this case. Charges are pending.