POSTED: Sunday, December 11, 2011 - 10:25pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 10:38pm
EL PASO - Police now say 2 people died in a muli-vehicle crash caused by a wrong way driver on the interstate in West El Paso Sunday afternoon.
The driver of a black GMC Sierra pick up truck was driving East on I-10 in the Westbound lanes. Police believe the driver entered the interstate on the Mesa exit.
According to police, at least 5 cars were involved in the crash with the truck around 4:30 p.m. Sunday. The truck crashed into 3 other cars on the Mesa off ramp before slamming head on into a Dodge Charger in the center lane of the interstate between the Mesa and Resler exits. The truck then spun out and crashed into other cars around it.
Police say 2 people are dead, including the driver of the truck, and 3 people are hospitalized. Traffic was brought to a standstill as police closed down all lanes of I-10 West, forcing drivers to exit at Resler. The interstate remains closed. Special traffic investigators are on the scene.
No word on why the man was driving the wrong way.