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East El Paso woman dies from injuries in car crash just minutes down the street from her home

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Debris is seen from a crash on Yarbrough and Montwood drives.

UPDATE, Oct. 20: Police said a 50-year-old El Paso woman has died from injuries in a traffic crash that occurred just minutes down the street from her home.

Bobby Jo Catlett was taken to a hospital, where she later died, following Saturday night's crash in the 2000 block of N. Yarbrough in east El Paso; police said Catlett lived in the 2600 block of N. Yarbrough.

Investigators on Tuesday said they had determined Catlett's car rear-ended an SUV that was waiting for the light to change green at an intersection. Those in the other vehicle, which included three children - ages 4 to 8 - were unharmed.

Catlett's death was the 60th traffic fatality of 2020, officials said, compared to 54 at that same time last year.

ORIGINAL REPORT, Oct. 17: EL PASO, Texas -- Multiple serious injuries were reported from a pair of late night traffic crashes in El Paso.

At least one person was critically injured in a 2-vehicle crash near the intersection of Yarbrough and Montwood drives in east El Paso about 10 p.m. Saturday, authorities said.

Another crash occurred early Sunday at Americas and Alameda in the Lower Valley, where serious injuries were also reported.

Police provided no further details about either crash.

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