EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – El Paso Police say speed and alcohol were contributing factors in an early Monday morning wreck that claimed the life of a 32 year old woman from Juarez, and injured the 42 year old driver from Horizon City.
According to police, the unidentified man was driving a 2008 Subaru eastbound along the 11200 block of Vista del Sol at a high rate of speed. Officials say the driver lost control of the SUV, hitting a curb, a fire hydrant and finally a rock wall.
The vehicle caught fire, but was put out by members of the El Paso Fire Department; the driver was helped from the vehicle by nearby residents. Officials say the woman died at the scene.
Officials with the EPPD say the case is still under investigation, and the release of names is pending the presentation of criminal charges on the driver and the notification to the family on the passenger’s death.
They add that this death is the 51st traffic death of 2021 compared to 55 at this time last year.
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East El Paso crash kills 1, injures another
A crash in East El Paso early Monday morning claimed the life of one person.
It happened around 2 a.m. on Charles Owens Drive and Vista Del Sol Drive.
El Paso Police officials tell KTSM one person died at the scene.
Another individual was transported to a local hospital. No word yet on their condition.
Images our crews captured show a vehicle slammed into a rock wall. However, police have not yet said how the crash happened.