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Arrest made in east El Paso crash that left 1 dead, several hurt

UPDATE, July 4: The victim killed in the crash has been identified by sheriff’s deputies as 58-year-old Ernest Saenz.

Authorities said they also made an arrest in connection with this deadly crash, but they didn’t identify that person or indicate the charges.

ORIGINAL REPORT, July 3: EL PASO, Texas — One person was killed and several others injured in an east El Paso traffic collision Saturday afternoon that involved multiple vehicles.

It happened at Montana and Rich Beem about 2 p.m.

Sheriff’s deputies said the crash involved four vehicles and sent multiple people to the hospital.

Authorities indicated one of the crash victims who suffered very serious injuries later died at the hospital.

What triggered that crash was under investigation.

It was the second deadly crash of the day handled by sheriff’s deputies. Earlier Saturday, one person was killed in a two-vehicle crash along Interstate 10 near the Texas/New Mexico state line.

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