FINAL UPDATE: EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – A Lower Valley man died Tuesday morning when he cut across a painted median while driving on Loop 375 and hit another car, causing both of the vehicles to spin and hit a guard rail, El Paso Police report.
Ray King Garcia, 47, was killed Tuesday morning, April 18, during the crash along Loop 375 near mile marker 56. That’s near where Loop 375 meets U.S. 54. The crash happened at 8:16 a.m.
Police say Garcia was traveling east on Loop 375 where it meets up with U.S. 54. Garcia then cut across a painted median and hit another car, driven by 32-year-old Nallely Rios Lopez.
Both cars spun out and hit the guard rail, police said.
Garcia was taken to a local hospital where he died from his injuries. Lopez suffered minor injuries. This is the 19th traffic fatality in El Paso this year compared to 23 at the same time last year.
Special Traffic Investigators continue looking into Tuesday’s crash.
UPDATE: The crash has been cleared and all lanes are now open, TxDOT El Paso announced Tuesday afternoon.
EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — One person is dead after a two-vehicle collision happened on U.S. 54 South at Loop 375 East, El Paso Police confirmed Tuesday morning.
The crash happened at 8:16 a.m. Tuesday.
According to TxDOT El Paso, all lanes are currently closed on U.S. 54 South at Loop 375 East Ramp (Ramp M). Clearing time is until further notice.
Texas Department of Public Safety spokesperson Eliot Torres confirms DPS is assisting El Paso Police with the investigation but declined to provide additional details.