EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – Thursday night, the El Paso Police Department identified the person killed in Wednesday night’s head-on, wrong-way collision on Loop 375 East near Yarbrough.

According to the El Paso Police Department, a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by 70-year-old Rafael Aguilar collided with a semi-tractor trailer with 69-year-old Horizon resident Martin Triana behind the wheel and 36-year-old Jose Guadalupe Triana of Socorro as his passenger.

The preliminary investigation revealed a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Aguilar was traveling west bound on the east bound lanes. At the same time the 2015 Volvo and trailer were traveling east bound on Loop 375.

The 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee collided head on with 2015 Volvo. As a result Mr. Aguilar succumbed to injuries incurred in the collision. The driver and passenger of the 2015 Volvo sustained minor injuries.

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As a result of the crash, Aguilar died, while the driver and passenger of the semi truck sustained minor injuries.

Police say driving on the wrong side of the road is a contributing factor in this collision.

EPPD officials add that this is the 70th traffic fatality this year compared to 68 at this time last year.

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