EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — An El Paso man died after crashing into a tree on the West Side early Saturday morning.
Officers from the Special Traffic Investigations unit responded to 900 S. Mesa Hills Drive to investigate a fatal single vehicle crash around 2 a.m. Police say Alonso Cervantes, 30, was driving a 2011 Subaru with his two children in passenger seats.
Police say Cervantes lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree. He died at the scene, police said.
His six-year old son sustained minor injuries while his four-year old daughter, who was unrestrained in the rear seat, sustained serious injuries.
This was the 29th traffic fatality of the year, compared to 31 at this time last year.