UPDATE: EPPD reports fatality in New Year’s Eve collision in West El Paso


EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — A man died after his vehicle collided head-on with a concrete barrier in West El Paso on New Year’s Eve.

Francisco Grajeda, 28, was taken to University Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries on Thursday night.

The El Paso Police Department said Grajeda was driving a silver 2013 Hyundai Sonata near Executive Center at a high rate of speed. He was traveling East when he failed to make a mandatory turn onto Executive Center.

“Grajeda’s vehicle continued eastbound, crossing the center lane median before colliding head-on with a concrete barrier,” a news release says.

El Paso police say the fatality was the 70th traffic fatality of 2020.

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