Update: EPPD identifies 32-year-old man killed in Northeast crash

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EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — A 32-year-old man died after being ejected from his car in a crash in Northeast El Paso on Friday morning.

According to the El Paso Police Department, Isaiah Arenas died in a single-vehicle crash near the 11500 block of McCombs Street. Investigators with EPPD’s Special Traffic Investigations Unit said Arenas was driving north on McCombs in a 1998 Lexus ES300 when he lost control of his vehicle, causing it to roll over. He was not wearing his seatbelt and was thrown from the car. Arenas died at the scene.

Speed is believed to be a factor in the crash. This is the 44th traffic fatality of 2021.

Earlier:

A fatal single-vehicle crash is under investigation in Northeast El Paso on Friday morning.

The crash happened around 6:23 a.m. near the intersection of McCombs Street and Gateway South. The crash involved one vehicle that rolled into the desert area off of Gateway South. According to emergency dispatch, there were no additional transports from the scene.

The El Paso Police Department has closed Gateway South near the intersection as they investigate the crash. Motorists should expect the closure to last several hours.

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