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Sheriff’s deputies, SISD identify 18-year-old killed in Jeep crash Saturday night

The county’s sheriff office and Socorro ISD identified the girl killed in rollover Saturday as 18-year-old Destinee Krystine Ochoa, a student at Americas High.

“District officials are saddened by the loss of this amazing young lady. She will be truly missed and always remembered in Team SISD and the Americas High School community,” said SISD Spokeswoman Christy Flores-Jones.

According to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, a black Jeep was traveling southwest on Jobe Rd. For unknown reasons, it failed to negotiate the curve of the road and went off a dirt embankment. The jeep rolled over onto its roof.

At the time of the accident the Jeep was occupied by two male and two female passengers ranging from 17-18 years of age. Three passengers were transported to a local area hospital with minor injuries.

Sheriff’s deputies say Ochoa died at the scene of the accident.

This is the third deadly crash on Jobe Rd. since 2014. As ABC-7 has reported, its a private road. Therefore, the county says they cannot add signs warning drivers or post a speed limit.

Sunday afternoon, friends of those involved in the accident gathered at the crash site. They tell ABC-7 the group was driving home from a movie. They tell ABC-7 the driver was speeding, because they didn’t want to miss curfew.

“Our idea of having fun was going out to the movies and then going to someone’s house later,” Brianna Ruiz, a long time friend said.

The friends said alcohol was not a factor in Saturday’s crash, although she said Ochoa was the only one not wearing a seat belt.

“It was a bad habit,” Briana Solis, another friend, said.

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