Police identify driver killed after car collides with home under construction

El Paso News

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – El Paso Police Department (EPPD) officials identified the man killed when his car struck a home under construction in the Lower Valley on Thursday.

25-year-old Isaac Mathew Vargas was found dead behind the wheel of a 2008 Nissan Altima.

The wreck was reported shortly after 7 a.m., along the 7700 block of Wenda Way; however officials determined that the wreck happened earlier Thursday morning.

The preliminary investigation determined the collision occurred around three hours earlier in the morning when the Vargas was traveling west on Wenda and failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway, striking the corner of a cinder block home.

As a result, Vargas died at the scene.

Vargas did not have a seatbelt at the time of the crash, and a contributing factor in this crash was the failure to control speed.

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EPPD officials add that this is the 71st traffic fatality compared to 68 at this same time last year.

Photo by Ruben Espinoza – KTSM Photojournalist

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