Teen killed in off-road rollover in Socorro

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EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – El Paso Police Department (EPPD) officials say a 15-year-old driver is dead after the Jeep he was driving rolled over alongside an canal in Socorro.

EPPD’s Special Traffic Investigations Unit says the wreck happened shortly after 8 a.m. Wednesday morning, near the 1000 block of Southside Drive. The teen was allegedly speeding in a 2006 Jeep Wrangler when the wreck occured.

The 15-year-old, for unknown reasons, lost control of the vehicle causing the vehicle to travel up towards the Franklin Canal levee. The jeep rolled over, causing him to be ejected from the jeep. The teen died from his injuries at the scene.

Speed and not wearing a seatbelt are contributing factors in this crash.

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EPPD officials add that the crash will not be counted towards the city’s fatality count, as the incident did not happen on a public roadway.

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