EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – Officials with the El Paso Police Department (EPPD) identified the driver killed in Friday morning’s wreck in East El Paso.

EPPD officials say 21-year-old Marialexis Juana Calderon was behind the wheel of a 2016 Nissan Sentra, when she was killed.

According to the EPPD, the Special Traffic Investigators (STI) unit responded to I-10 East at near the Lee Trevino regarding the deadly crash.

STI’s preliminary investigation revealed the Nissan driven by Calderon was traveling eastbound; witnesses told police they saw it traveling at “a high rate of speed and swerving across all lanes.”

The witnesses said they lost visual of the Sentra momentarily and shortly after observed the Sentra had crashed into a guardrail located on the right side of the I-10.

The investigation also revealed when Calderon crashed into the guardrail, the guardrail broke and entered the vehicle causing major damage and killing Calderon.

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EPPD officials say that speed is a contributing factor in this fatal collision, and that their investigation continues.

Officials add that this is the fifth traffic fatality of the year, compared to five at this time last year.

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