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3 killed in multi-vehicle northeast El Paso crash that police say was caused by a speeding sports car

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Denise Grimes
Police and firefighters at the scene of a nasty 3-car crash in northeast El Paso.

(Editor's note: This article has been corrected to reflect that it was a sports car and not a pickup truck that triggered the crash.)

EL PASO, Texas -- A three-vehicle crash that authorities said was triggered by a speeding sports car driver killed three people on El Paso's northeast side Friday evening, police confirmed Saturday.

The collision happened on Hercules between Mercury Street and Leo Street around 5 p.m. Friday.

The dead were identified Saturday as 45-year-old Billy Ray Ethridge Jr., 76-year-old Pascual Garcia and 72-year-old Carolina Garcia-Amaya. All three killed were El Paso residents.

Investigators said Ethridge was speeding in his sports car along eastbound Hercules when he rear-ended another car, forcing it off the road and into a tree. All three people in that car survived.

After that initial crash, police said Ethridge’s sports car ended up in the opposite lanes of traffic, and collided head-on with a minivan that contained the Garcias. Authorities said Ethridge and the Garcias all died at the scene from very serious injuries.

The driver of the car that was first struck, 23-year-old Danny Parra, told ABC-7 that he and his two passengers (23-year-old Sergio Zarate and 25-year-old John Milam Jr.) felt fortunate to walk away alive after realizing that rescue crews did not pull anyone out of the other two vehicles. Police said the the trio suffered only minor injuries.

The three fatalities were the 3rd, 4th and 5th traffic deaths of 2020. Police said there zero killed at this same time last year.

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

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11 Comments

  1. Dumb son of a bitch! The majority of el pasoans just don’t give a fuck! And the police of this city don’t POLICE! ALL THIS SHIT COULD BE AVOIDED! FKING POLICE, POLICE THE STREETS AND GIVE TICKETS AND ARREST SOME OF THIS GARBAGE! THEN TRAFFIC WILL SLOW DOWN AND DRIVERS WILL THINK TWICE! IF THE ASSHOLE TO BLAME WOULD OF SURVIVED, HE’D BE OUT ALREADY. AND.. BEFORE THE IDIOTS THAT COMMENT THEIR SHIT REPLY. SHUT YOUR GAPPING COTTAGE CHEESE CUNTS THAT YOU CALL MOUTHS! I’M OUTTA HERE!!!!!

    1. Truth of the matter you are correct on the police. They focus on revenue. Ticket all the working people. You are WRONG on “the majority of el pasoans”. The drunktards at fort bliss running lose on our streets.

    1. Madmike knows the Ethridge maggot. But no negative comments. Everyone notice? Why? Because he’s a white maggot like madmike. Madmike the cunt racist pig.

  2. EVERYONE NOTICE THE WHITE MAGGOTS JAMESBEN, FERO2a, MADMIKE’s COMMENTS ON THIS ARTICLE (INVOLVING A WHITE PERP) versus THE 19 YEAR OLD TEEN THAT CRASHES OFF I-10. This article: “rest in peace, lawsuits versus an estate”. Then the 19yr old Mexican “ POS, etc”. From every Hispanic/Mexican in this town: SCREW YOU WHITE ASSHOLES (Madmike,jamesben, Gee dubb,nadodave and Fero2a.

  3. Check out el paso county records under criminal cases and type in the name… not completely sure if it’s the same person, but the name is unusual for el paso…. senior billy ray and junior billy ray living at home with momma and dadda with speeding and dwi’s… another EL PASO COURT SYSTEM FUCK UP…

  4. I drive the north/south freeway daily and get passed by people doing 80-90-100 probably, and not a single EL PASO’S FINEST TO BE SEEN. Michael Jackson’s song says it all… THEY DON’T REALLY CARE ABOUT US!

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