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Police identify 1 dead, 2 hurt in northeast El Paso car crash into drainage ditch

Police at the scene of a northeast El Paso crash that killed 1 and injured 2.

UPDATE: El Paso police on Wednesday identified the victims and provided more details about a deadly car crash the prior night in the 7000 block of Dyer Street.

Authorities said the driver of the car, 26–year-old Jesse Angel Lopez, was killed in that crash.

His two passengers, 25–year-old Herman Queindell Roberts and 24 –year-old Eric Lamar Thompson, were hospitalized with serious injuries.

Traffic investigators said Lopez was speeding along a curve in the road when he lost control and the car spun and rolled over into a storm drainage ditch.

Lopez was ejected and became trapped underneath the overturned car, police said; he died at the scene and was El Paso's 52nd traffic death of the year - compared to 40 a year ago at this time.

Investigators said none of the three crash victims were wearing seat belts.

ORIGINAL REPORT: EL PASO, Texas -- One person was killed and two others injured in a northeast El Paso traffic crash on Tuesday evening.

The one-car crash happened at Dyer Street and Ellerthorpe about 7:30 p.m.; it appeared the vehicle crashed into ditch.

Police said one collision victim was pronounced dead at the scene, while two others were taken to a local hospital; fire officials said the pair hurt had non-life threatening injuries.

No further details were immediately available as investigators remained on scene late into the night trying to determine exactly what happened.

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Jim Parker

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



  1. Young, Speeding of course and oh I don’t know maybe alcohol, distracted driving, maybe drugs, either way this is something I hope they never forget. That is the ones that lived!

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