UPDATE: A person was arrested and charged with smuggling of persons and evading arrest after four people were injured in a two-vehicle crash in West El Paso just before midnight on Tuesday, Aug. 8.
According to a DPS spokesperson, at around 11:55 p.m., a Texas DPS Trooper attempted to make a traffic stop on Artcraft Rd. and S. Desert Blvd regarding a white Dodge Ram for several traffic violations.
The DPS Trooper activated his emergency lights and siren to initiate the traffic stop however the driver fled.
The spokesperson says the driver then “disregarded the red light and struck the right side of a Black Honda Accord.” After impact, both vehicles struck a traffic control signal device.
The driver tried to flee the scene but was taken into custody. The driver was also transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.
The spokesperson adds that two migrants, a male and a female where inside the Dodge Ram and were transported to receive treatment for minor injuries.
The driver of the Honda Accord was also transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.
It is unknown which individual was transported with serious injuries based on the spokesperson’s statement.
EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — The El Paso Fire Department responded to a “mass casualty incident” at I-10 West and Redd Road just after midnight on Wednesday, Aug. 9.
The Fire Department tweeted out an update at around 1 a.m., stating that four people were transported to the hospital. One person suffered severe injuries and three others suffered minor injuries.
Two vehicles were involved in the collision and the scene was turned over to Texas DPS.
No further information has been released. This story will be updated once we learn more.