3 El Pasoans, including baby girl, killed in Culberson County crash

El Paso News

Three El Pasoans, including a baby girl, have died following a crash in Culberson County Saturday morning.

According to Texas DPS, the wreck happened at about 10:30 a.m. on Highway 62/180 near Orla.

Officials say a pick-up truck, driven by a Hatch, NM man, was traveling east on the highway when it crossed into the oncoming lanes and hit a mini-van.

All passengers inside the van — Kamila Juarez, 1, Jorge Garcia, 19, and Margarita Garcia, 39, — were pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials did not say whether or not they were wearing their seat belts.

The two passengers inside the pickup truck were both wearing their seat belts and were not injured.

According to a news release, rain and standing water were present at the time of the crash, but the official cause has not yet been announced.

The crash remains under investigation.

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