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Woman dies days after fiery car crash into wall in west El Paso

A smashed up, burned out car sits along N. Mesa after crashing into a wall on going up in flames.

UPDATE: Police said Friday that 50–year old Wendi Scarcelli had died of the injuries she suffered in the crash almost a week ago along N. Mesa Street in west El Paso.

A police summary of the incident released Friday indicates investigators have been unable to determine what caused the now-deadly crash. A detective wrote: "For unknown reasons, Scarcelli veered to the right and struck a rock wall."

Her death is the 31st traffic fatality of the year, police indicated, compared to 29 deaths at the same time a year ago.

ORIGINAL REPORT: EL PASO, Texas -- A woman crashed her car into a wall along a west El Paso street on Sunday and it burst into flames, sending her to the hospital with serious injuries.

The fiery crash happened in the 4700 block of N. Mesa Street.

The smashed, burned out car could still be seen along the road hours after the crash as investigators examined it.

Police were still trying to determine what caused the driver to lose control and crash into the wall.

Fire officials said the crash victim was a woman in her 50s who was taken to the hospital with serious injuries from the crash, but they said she did not suffer any burns from the fire.

Police did not release the woman's name but indicated she was the only person in the vehicle.

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