FABENS, Texas (KTSM) — A 21-year-old man died from injuries sustained in a mud-track crash that happened Sunday in Fabens.
Willie Valadez Ramirez was pronounced dead at a local area hospital, according to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.
Two of the eight people who injured in the incident remain in critical but stable condition and the remining five had non-life threatening injuries, authorities said.
Multiple spectators were injured in Fabens when a vehicle participating in a mud-track competition crashed into the crowd Sunday.
Eight spectators at the event were injured and taken to a hospital. Three are in critical condition and five others have non-life-threatening injuries. It is unknown why the initial vehicle left its rail.
The El Paso Police Department said officers were dispatched to the 17600 block of Island Guadalupe Road in reference to an accident at a mud-track event.
The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the incident and multiple ambulances responded, as well as a medevac helicopter.
An initial investigation found one of the vehicles in the event left a track and broke through a guard rail. Three other vehicles were also struck during the collision.
A woman who was in the area that was hit by the car told KTSM 9 News that many of her friends were in the area were hit and she immediately ran for help. She said she stayed with those injured until ambulances arrived.
“People were yelling, crying, I don’t know, it’s hard to just see them bleeding,” the woman said.
A spokesperson with Del Sol Medical Center said the hospital received four patients from the incident at a Fabens racetrack on Sunday.