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Police say red light runner caused multi-vehicle crash that ejected two children from van

UPDATE (4/04): Investigators say an 18-year-old driver failed to stop at a red light causing her to T-Bone into a van with six people inside; ejecting two children from the van's rear window.

Investigators say Alondra Pacheco was driving north on Lee Trevino when she failed to stop at a right light on Edgemere.

Pacheco slammed into a Chevy Astro van, then collided with a Hyundai Accent.

Investigators say the Chevy Astro van only had a driver's seat and had no passenger seat or seats in the vehicle's rear.

The van was driven by 34-year-old Daniel Viellela. Viellela was driving west on Edgemere. Hector Raul Hernandez Santos, 50, was in the front passenger side of the van. Back Passengers included Isabela Perez, 56, and three children ages 13, 13 and 6.

Isabela Perez was the only passenger listed as not having injuries. The two children who were ejected were described as having serious injuries.

The investigation is ongoing.

EL PASO, Texas -- Four people were sent to the hospital with various injuries after a multi-vehicle crash on the east side Sunday afternoon, according to dispatchers with the El Paso Fire department.

Dispatchers say two individuals had life-threatening injuries and two individuals with minor injuries. The dispatcher also added there could be more transports.

The crash happened at 1:12 p.m. near the intersection of Edgemere Blvd. and Lee Trevino Dr.

Chatter on the police scanner said that a 6-year-old and a 13-year-old were involved, but it is not clear if they were the individuals sent to the hospital.

El Paso Police department's Special Traffic Investigators unit is at the scene.

Stay with ABC-7 as we continue to update this story.

Dylan McKim



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