EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — A 72-year-old woman suffered life-threatening injuries in a collision on Monday that caused a semi-truck to veer off Transmountain Road and onto a dirt median, hours after another collision occurred in the same area.
At about 3:30 p.m., Reyna Ley-Montes was driving on North Desert Boulevard in a 2004 Ford Explorer when she swerved off the road. She then crossed the dirt median and ended up on the westbound lanes of Interstate 10 and crashed into the right side of a semi-truck. The semi then veered left, causing it to strike a cable barrier and jackknife. Ley-Montes’ car landed into a concrete embankment off the highway.
She was taken to University Medical Center with life-threatening head injuries. Her 7-year-old passenger was transported to UMC with minor injuries. The driver of the semi was not injured.
Earlier, a man was ejected from his vehicle and suffered life-threatening head injuries in a crash near Transmountain.
The second crash is still under investigation.
One person was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries on Monday after a crash on Interstate 10 West and Transmountain. This was the second crash reported in the area on Monday.
According to emergency dispatch, the crash happened before 4 p.m. on Monday and involved a semi-truck and a Ford Explorer. According to the El Paso Police Department, the Explorer rolled over after the semi jackknifed.
The crash caused a backup to Los Mochis and all westbound lanes are closed until further notice.