EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – The name of the man who died and the man who was arrested following a Sunday evening wreck have been released by the El Paso Police Department.
Police said, in a news release, Erick Angel Ortiz, 25, was allegedly driving drunk when he ran a red light and T-boned a car driven by Joseph Gomez, 30, at about 7:51 p.m. at Pebble Hills and Red Sails.
Both men were taken to an area hospital where Gomez died from his injuries. Ortiz is still in the hospital and is facing a charge of intoxication manslaughter, with a $100,000 bond. His photo was not released.
The crash is being investigated by the police department’s Special Traffic Investigations unit.