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El Paso woman allegedly runs red light, hits and kills one person

El Paso Police

EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- El Paso Police arrested 24-year-old Valeria Mena, charging her with Intoxicated Manslaughter.

Officials say early Sunday morning Mena was driving north on Joe Battle when she allegedly ran a red light at Edgemere and hit another car. First responders found the passenger of that other car, 28-year-old Steven Anthony Hernandez, dead.

Special Traffic Investigators found that Mena had allegedly been drinking.

ABC-7 is working to learn if the driver of the other car was injured.

Mena was booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility on a Split bond of $76,000.

A police spokesperson says this is the 23rd traffic fatality of the year, compared to 28 this time last year.

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