EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – El Paso Police have identified the driver killed after after a single-vehicle rollover on Christmas Eve in Far-East El Paso.

According to officials, 32-year-old Rodolfo Rayas was driving a 2002 Ford Explorer along the 9600 block of Gateway East when the wreck occurred, shortly after 9 p.m.

The initial investigation revealed that Rayas veered to the left for unknown reasons and then abruptly overcorrected and veered to the right lane hitting the curb.

As a result, the vehicle rolled over, ejecting the driver before coming to rest in a desert area.

Rayas was transported to a local hospital by Fire Medical Services but unfortunately later died from his injuries sustained in the crash.

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Police add that this this crash is the 74th fatality, compared to 68 last year. STI continues its investigation into this case.

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