Couple in Lower Valley fatal identified by El Paso Police

El Paso News

The elderly couple involved in the fatal accident Saturday in the Lower Valley has been identified by police.

Sofia Huerta, 86, was killed at about 12:39 p.m. Saturday in the 7300 block of Mimosa, when she was struck by a 2005 Saturn driven by her husband, Manuel Huerta, 89.

Police said in a news release that Sophia Huerta was standing in front of the vehicle as her husband backed into the driveway when he accidentally repositioned the car and stepped on the accelerator instead of the brake. 

The car hit Sophia Huerta, a fence and a car that was parked across the street. She died at the scene, the release said.

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