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Driver who triggered 3-car crash on I-10 with critical injuries is accused of being drunk

UPDATE, June 15: El Paso police announced Tuesday that they had filed drunk driving-related charges against a motorist involved in a three-car crash last week that left one person in critical condition.

36-year-old Dalila Torres is facing a count of intoxication assault after she crashed her pick-up truck into a minivan which led to a chain-reaction crash on Interstate 10 westbound at the Mesa exit.

According to police, Torres' crash caused the second vehicle to crash into the back of a third vehicle. The passenger in the third vehicle remained hospitalized Tuesday in critical condition.

Torres only suffered mild injuries and was taken into custody at the time of the incident.

Investigators said the crash was the result of Torres being drunk and speeding.

ORIGINAL REPORT, June 10: EL PASO, Texas -- Two people were hurt, one seriously, in a Thursday evening traffic crash along an Interstate 10 exit in west El Paso that also led to an arrest.

That crash happened about 6 p.m. along I-10 westbound at the Mesa Street off-ramp.

Police said a pickup truck struck a stalled car at the ramp.

The two people inside the stalled vehicle were rushed to local hospitals, with one of the pair suffering life-threatening injuries.

Meantime, police said they had taken into custody the driver who triggered the crash. Officers didn't indicate what charges he might face.

The off-ramp was shut down for hours following the wreck as traffic investigators examined the crash scene.

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(Stalled vehicle struck along I-10 west at Mesa off-ramp.)
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