EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – Tuesday morning, El Paso Police Department (EPPD) officials charged the driver who caused the crash and identified the victim in Saturday night’s deadly road rage wreck.

EPPD officials say 39-year-old Michael Allen Ransdell was arrested after leaving the hospital for treatment of his injuries from the wreck. Ransdell is now charged with Intoxication Manslaughter, with a $1 million bond.

Ransdell’s passenger, 56-year-old Pat Louis Mullen was killed in the wreck.

The crash happened Saturday night, along the 800 block of Sunland Park Drive, shortly after 11:30 p.m.

According to EPPD officials, a 2002 Dodge Ram truck driven by Ransdell was headed south on Sunland Park with his right turn signal on.

At the same time, a 1998 Nissan Skyline driven by 23-year-old John Michael Adelberg was headed east, approaching the intersection of Mesa Hills and Sunland Park.

Aldelberg observed a Black Dodge Ram driven by Ransdell traveling southbound on Sunland Park with the right turn signal on. Adelberg assumed that the Dodge was going to make a right turn onto Mesa Hills at which time Mr. Adelberg turned his vehicle onto Sunland Park and into the path of Ram.

Adelberg merged the Nissan into the left lane to allow the Dodge Ram to pass and a road rage incident occurred.

Both vehicles continued traveling southbound on Sunland Park roadway towards the highway on-ramp and
Ransdell then veered into Adelberg’s vehicle causing a collision.

EL PASO POLICE DEPARTMENT

Officials add that this is the 15th traffic fatality this year compared to 11 at this time last year.

Michael Allen Ransdell – Mug shot courtesy EPPD

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