Teen ejected, killed in Thursday rollover crash on I-10 near Sunland Park


A 19-year-old from Canutillo died following a rollover crash Thursday afternoon on Interstate 10.

Damian Renee Franco died from injuries he suffered during a crash at about 1:16 p.m. on Jan. 31 on I-10 between the Sunland Park and Resler exit ramps. 

A news release from the El Paso Police Department said Franco was driving a gray 2009 Dodge 1500 east when he swerved to the left and hit the center cable dividers, crossed the center dirt median and hit the westbound guardrails.

The vehicle became air bound and rolled over. Franco was thrown from the vehicle and came to a rest on I-10 West, police said.

He was taken to University Medical Center where he died from his injuries, police said.

Police said “driver inattention,” was the cause of the accident.

Franco is the fourth traffic fatality this year. 

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