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Woman dies after flipping car over in northeast El Paso following argument with boyfriend

An overturned car sits along the 4700 block of Maxwell in northeast El Paso.

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.

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Jim Parker

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