EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – A 77-year-old man in a wheelchair died after being struck by a car that was involved in a crash with another vehicle, El Paso Police report.
At about 1:30 p.m., El Paso Police were called out to a crash involving four cars and a pedestrian along the 1800 block of Lee Trevino near the intersection with Montwood.
Traffic investigators learned that an 84-year-old woman was driving a Nissan Altima westbound along Montwood and turned left at the intersection with Amy Sue toward the Vista Hills Shopping Center.
The Nissan driven by the woman collided with a Ford Mustang driven by an 18-year-old woman.
The impact caused the Nissan to hit the curb, strike the man in the wheelchair and two parked vehicles.
One of the parked vehicles had people in it at the time of the crash.
The man in the wheelchair was taken to the hospital where he died shortly thereafter. The woman who was driving the Nissan was also sent to the hospital with what fire dispatchers told KTSM were non-life-threatening injuries.
None of the people involved in the crash were identified in the news release issued by police.
The preliminary investigation considers “failure to yield the right of way while making a left turn” to be the contributing factor in the crash.
This is the 17th traffic fatality in El Paso so far this year compared to the exact same number at this time last year.