EL PASO, TX (KTSM) – Monday afternoon, family members confirmed the identities of the two men killed in Saturday morning’s fiery wreck in East El Paso.
28-year-old Juan Rios Moreno and 24-year-old Samir Muniz were killed when the 2007 Subaru Impreza they were in collided with trees and other objects alongside I-10 East at Lomaland, bursting into flames.
The family of Muniz has set up a GoFundMe to cover funeral expenses; a similar fundraiser for Moreno’s family can be found here. Family members say the pair were cousins.
On Sunday, just one day following a deadly, fiery wreck on I-10 that claimed the lives of two men, officials with the El Paso Police Department (EPPD) say ‘excessive speed’ caused the wreck.
EPPD’s Special Traffic Investigations officers responded to I-10 east at Lomaland to investigate the crash, shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday morning.
According to officials, a 2007 Subaru Impreza was traveling east on I-10 at an “excessive speed” when the driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed.
Investigators say the Subaru then struck several ‘fixed objects’ on the shoulder and caught fire.
Officials say both the driver and passenger died on the scene.
With these two deaths, the city’s toll now stands at 42 people killed in traffic collisions, compared to 34 at the same time last year.
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