Update: EPPD identifies woman killed in Northeast crash

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EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — On Monday, El Paso police identified a woman who died in a single-vehicle collision that happened early Saturday morning in Northeast El Paso.

According to the El Paso Police Department, 36-year-old Iliana Dennis died when the 2003 Jeep Liberty she was driving struck a John Deere backhoe parked on a median. She died at the scene from her injuries.

The accident happened just before 3 a.m. on Saturday as Dennis drove north on Railroad Drive. Investigators with EPPD’s Special Traffic Investigations unit said Dennis veered to the right while driving and struck the curb, causing the Liberty to swerve to the left and enter the dirt median.

Speed is believed to be a contributing factor in the collision. This is the 69th traffic fatality of 2020, compared to 71 this time last year.

Earlier:

El Paso Police’s Special Traffic Investigations unit is at a crash scene that happened early Saturday morning in Northeast El Paso.

According to police, the crash happened on Railroad Drive between Falcon and Threadgill Avenue at 2:57 a.m. Emergency dispatchers tell KTSM there were no transports from the crash, which is an indication there was likely a death at the scene.

Expect closures along Railroad between Threadgill and Falcon to last through the afternoon.

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