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EPPD: Car running red light crashes into unmarked Police vehicle in east El Paso

EL PASO, Texas-- Special Traffic Investigators were called to investigate a crash that involved an unmarked police vehicle New Years Eve morning.

The crash happened Tuesday morning at 10:35 a.m. near the intersection of Gateway East and Lomaland.

According to police reports, Rene Diaz, 50, was driving northbound on Lomaland heading towards Gateway East when he failed to stop at a red light. His vehicle crashed into an unmarked police vehicle that was traveling east on Gateway East.

The driver and passenger of the police vehicle were transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

The scene has since been cleared.

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Iris Lopez

Iris Lopez is a weathercaster and reporter for ABC-7.

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4 Comments

  1. “FAILED TO STOP ST A RED LIGHT”… Are people just stupid or just don’t give a shit? Probably both!! A small fine, a slap on the hand, and the taxpayers can pay the bill for the 100 grand police car. Idiots on the roads!!! More police are needed to do their jobs on the roads to control shitheads driving how they please, but I guess if the police doesn’t come to you, you can run into them…

  2. Driving in El Paso and las cruces is like playing Russian roulette when driving through intersections. Between the uninsured drivers and drunk drivers, it’s just a matter of time when your number comes up. Judges don’t want to create a financial hardship on these offenders, so they get cut loose just to re-offend.

    The poor grandma that was in her bed when that drunk lady ran her car into the house is a perfect example. Too bad judges can’t be held accountable for failing to protect people.

    It’s time to vote those bastards out, and time to start sentencing these criminals to lengthy terms.

    It’s absolutely sickening.

  3. I generally try to sneak peek when entering intersection, and hesitate a beat before leaving on a green.
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    Too many morons have licenses, not to mention dare devils from Juarez and New Mexico.

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