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UTEP student killed in motorcycle crash in West El Paso

Update: The UTEP Soccer team is identifying Martinez as a supporter of the team. He attended UTEP.

EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) - El Paso Police say 19-year-old Diego Ivan Benjamin Martinez was riding his Yamaha motorcycle north along the 3300 block of N. Mesa when he collided with a Volkswagen Tiguan.

It happened about 2:18 p.m. Friday, September 29.

Special Traffic Investigators determined Martinez hit the Volkswagen on the passenger side as the driver pulled onto the motorcycle's path.

Both Martinez and the driver of the Volkswagen were taken to area hospitals for treatment of their injuries.

Police say Martinez died Saturday from his injuries.

This is the city's 56th traffic fatality in 2023, compared to 53 in 2022.

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