UPDATE: Police on Thursday said 23–year old Monique Alicia Brooks died at University Medical Center from her injuries after her SUV struck a light pole and rolled over.
Investigators don't know why she veered off the road, but said it happened after she "accelerated away from the area of Dyer and Maxwell in a Nissan Pathfinder after an argument with her boyfriend" on Tuesday night.
Brooks is the city’s 45th traffic death of the year compared to 37 a year ago at this time.
ORIGINAL REPORT: EL PASO, Texas -- A woman was seriously injured late Tuesday night when the car she was driving crashed and overturned along a northeast El Paso residential street.
The mishap occurred in the 4700 block of Maxwell near Dyer about 10:45 p.m. when the car reportedly struck a utility pole before flipping over.
The victim was rushed to a local hospital with what police described as life-threatening injuries. She was reportedly ejected from the car.
Investigators remained on scene into the early morning hours of Wednesday trying to determine what triggered the collision.