A GoFundMe has been started for Dante Luna, to help with expenses his family will face during this time. To visit the GoFundMe, click here: Fundraiser by Ariana Zamarripa : Dante Luna (gofundme.com)
FINAL UPDATE: El Paso Police released new details on the crash that killed Dante Luna, 18, stating that he was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle on Tuesday, May 24.
Investigators suspect that speed was a contributing factor to the crash, according to police.
Police say Luna lost control of the car at a curve and veered right, striking several wooden barriers which resulted in the car rolling over.
Police add that Luna was the only occupant in the vehicle at the time of the crash.
UPDATE: Ysleta ISD confirmed the person killed in Tuesday’s deadly rollover crash on Montwood Drive and Catnip Street as Eastwood High School senior Dante Luna.
YISD sent the following statement: With heavy hearts and great sadness, the Ysleta Independent School District confirms the passing of beloved Eastwood High School senior Dante Luna, who was involved in a traffic accident this morning on Montwood Boulevard.
On behalf of the Ysleta ISD Board of Trustees and Superintendent Dr. Xavier De La Torre, we extend our deepest condolences and prayers to the student’s family and loved ones, and we join with them in grieving this devastating loss.
We offer our heartfelt wishes for comfort, peace, and strength to them and the entire Eastwood High School community during this incredibly difficult time. Ysleta ISD counselors are available at the campus for students and staff who may need additional help dealing with their grief.
Students, staff, and their families may also seek additional support through Ysleta ISD’s partnership with Care Solace; those services may be accessed at www.caresolace.org.
Eastwood graduation is set for June 6, 2023. Dante Luna was set to graduate in the Class of 2023.
ORIGINAL: EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — The El Paso Fire Department confirmed that a single-vehicle rollover crash happened at the intersection of Montwood and Catnip in East El Paso late Tuesday morning.
El Paso Police says the call came in at 10:39 a.m. Tuesday, adding that the Special Traffic Investigations Unit is currently responding to the scene.
A KTSM 9 News photographer confirms one person appears dead at the scene.