Update: Police ID 67-year-old man who died in East El Paso crash

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EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — UPDATE: On Friday, the El Paso Police Department identified the man who died from a three-vehicle crash that happened Wednesday evening I-10 East and Hawkins Boulevard.

Investigators said the three vehicles involved in the crash were traveling in the right lane of I-10 East.

A 2005 Hyundai Elantra, driven by 67-year-old Guadalupe Ruben Ramos Leyva, slowed down for traffic and was rear-ended by a 2019 Subaru, driven by 37-year-old Vitalia Soto, police said.

Drivers of the vehicles were transported to an area hospital for treatment of injuries, however, Leyva died at the hospital.

Police believe speed and alcohol on behalf of Soto were factors in the crash and charges are pending. This is the 43rd traffic fatality of 2021.


A 67-year-old man died in a three-car crash that happened before 11 p.m. Wednesday night in East El Paso.

The crash happened at I-10 East and Hawkins Boulevard. The man died at the hospital from injuries sustained in the crash.

The El Paso Police Department did not provide further information about the crash.

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