EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – The El Paso Police Department has reported the 12th traffic fatality for 2020.
The victim in the latest traffic fatality has been identified as 44-year-old Bernadette Esquivel.
According to authorities, the crash happened on Jan. 27 on the 8500 block of Diana.
Police said the driver of a 2002 Ford Econoline was driving westbound on Tetons at Diana and came to a stop at a four-way stop sign.
A second driver in a 2002 Ford Expedition who was traveling southbound on Diana collided into the Ford Econoline after running through the four-way stop area, police said.
Initially, police said Esquivel reported only minor injuries at the scene but she was still taken to a local hospital.
Special Traffic Investigators were then notified by the Medical Examiner’s Office that Esquivel succumbed to her injuries.
The investigation is on-going at this time.
Police said there were only 5 traffic fatalities reported at this time last year.
Correction: El Paso police originally said the crash happened on Dyer St. Authorities later corrected the address to Diana Dr.