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25-year-old woman arrested in deadly hit-and-run in East El Paso

Update: Court documents state that Lopez's blood alcohol levels were below the legal limit during the crash.

Court documents state that Lopez told investigators she believed she had hit a pothole and that she never saw Espinoza in the road.

Court documents state a witness followed Lopez's car, which ran two red lights after the crash. Court documents state the witness cornered Lopez's car and shot out her tires so she could not get much farther.

Court documents state the witness told Lopez's she had hit a woman and should return to the scene of the crash. Court documents state that Lopez told investigators that she told the witness that he should return to the scene of the crash so that he could call an ambulance.


Update: Police have charged 25-year-old Leslie Lopez with collision involving death after they say she hit and killed 21-year-old Kimberly Alissa Espinoza.

Courtesy: El Paso Police Department

Police accuse Lopez of taking off without helping Espinoza. Police say that Espinoza was trying to cross the street at a non-designated crossing area when she was struck. When officers arrived on scene, police officials say she was laying on the sidewalk receiving first aid.

Police say a witness followed Espinoza's car and she was tracked down to the 900 block of Duskin where she was taken into custody.

Espinoza died at the hospital, according to police officials.


EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- A woman sufferered "life-threatening" injuries Sunday morning after being struck by a vehicle in east El Paso, according to the El Paso Police Department.

The collision occurred at 1515 Lee Trevino Drive.

El Paso Police says Special Traffic Investigators have been called out to the scene.

This is a developing story, and we'll be sure to keep you updated both on-air and online at KVIA.com as soon as we learn more information.

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