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.