UPDATE: One man died after running a red light in Northeast El Paso, causing a multiple-car crash.

The Special Traffic Investigations unit was called to investigate a T-bone crash at Gateway South and Sean Haggerty intersection on Friday, August 18, 2023, at 3:49 a.m., where severe injuries were reported.

Early investigation found out a semi-truck driven by 40-year-old  Timothy Schevikhoven was southbound on the Gateway approaching the intersection of Sean Haggerty at the same time Toan Thuan Duong, 40, driving eastbound in a Lexus, entered the intersection.

According to EPPD, the semi-truck, unable to stop, T-boned the Lexus, causing the vehicle to move south of the intersection. Toan Thuan Duong was rushed to a local hospital with serious injuries. Mr. Schevikhoven suffered a broken rib and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

On August 24, 2023, Special traffic Investigators were contacted by the Medical Examiner’s Office, stating that Toan Thuan Duong had died from the injuries sustained in the crash. The contributing cause of this crash was a red-light violation by Toan Thuan Duong.

This traffic fatality is the 51st fatality this year compared to 46 at this same time last year.

UPDATE 8/18/2023: All lanes have been re-opened, according to TxDOT.

Original story:

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — A motor vehicle accident has closed Sean Haggerty in both directions, according to El Paso Police.

According to fire dispatch, a semi-truck and another vehicle were involved in the accident early Friday morning, Aug. 18.

Police say the accident happened at Sean Haggerty and Gateway South.

According to fire dispatch, two people were transported. One person was transported with serious injuries, and the other person was transported with minor injuries.

The call came in at 1:22 a.m.

Gateway South is closed, but Gateway North will remain open, according to police.

The Special Traffic Investigations Unit is responding to this incident.