EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — A marked El Paso County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle was involved in an early morning crash on Friday, Aug. 18 in far East El Paso after it reportedly ran a red light.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, the crash happened at about 6:50 a.m. Friday at the intersection of Pebble Hills and Zaragoza.
Special Traffic Investigators were sent to the scene. Their investigation showed that the marked patrol vehicle had “disregarded a red light” and collided with a vehicle that had four people inside, according to a news release sent out by the Sheriff’s Office.
Minor injuries were reported, and the deputy was transported to a local hospital.
The intersection of Pebble Hills and Zaragoza was closed for approximately four hours while investigators conducted their investigation.