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Ex-Fort Bliss solider killed when car hydroplanes, crashes into light pole in northeast El Paso

ABC-7 viewer Jesus Arellano
A car is wrapped around a light pole in a deadly accident in northeast El Paso.

EL PASO, Texas -- A former Fort Bliss soldier was killed when his car hydroplaned on a wet road and crashed into a light pole in northeast El Paso and the vehicle was nearly split in half.

It happened at 4:45 p.m. Monday at McCombs and Railroad Drive.

Police on Tuesday identified the victim as 21-year-old Kevin Guardado Barraza. Meantime, friends told ABC-7 that Barraza had only been out of the Army for less than two weeks at the time of his death.

Police and firefighters worked to try and extricate him from his car after Monday evening's crash, but he was found dead inside the vehicle.

Authorities said no one else was in the car.

Investigators said Tuesday that they had determined Barraza’s car was speeding when it ran across a large puddle, caused by Monday's heavy rain, and hydroplaned into the pole.

There was a power outage related to the pole damage, and north and southbound traffic lights were out Monday night in the wake of the crash.

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Jim Parker is the Director of Digital Content for ABC-7.



  1. Sad to say but another low IQ soldier. Madmike/Jamesben/interracial nadodave, Gee pendejo. A hailed and failed hero. No brains. Thank god the taxpayers won’t be responsible. Good and gone.

  2. Madmike and his girls feeling bad. Good thing he took his sorry ass out and not one of our beloved community members. Good riddance. Bye loser.

  3. Another military moron who wiped his ass out and not one of our community members. I’m sure madmike, Gee dubb, Jamesben , nadodave, will suportt his family. NOT!!!

  4. Wow, Alberto has gone full ‘tard.

    Guy makes a fatal driving mistake and Alberto blames white people, the military and spews hate all over, like a renegade firehose.

    You’re extra pathetic today, Berto.

  5. SLOW THE FK DOWN! Drivers in el paso just suck. I haven’t seen a cop on the north south freeway in months… Cars going upwards of 80-90 and the shi77y roads they built with screwed up onramps and offramps are just totally S2PID! Cops need to get out and patrol.. It’s getting out of hand!

  6. Cops patrol 8-5. Obviously targeting the working people. At night a few here and there. The rest of the time fiddling around with challenge videos, trolling like madmike amd gee dubb. Go out on the highway a weekend at 11pm and kids going 100mph and no cop in sight. 100 percent focused on revenue generating activities. Wednesdays are a big day. Non court day. Then they retire early. Double dip. Trash their city like gee dubb and madmike.

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