Collision Lands Car in Ditch, Kills 2

Monday, August 20, 2012 - 4:35pm

EL PASO — El Paso Police confirmed two Hisptanic males were killed in a serious accident in Northeast El Paso.

The crash happened on a straight, flat section of the road at Sunnyside. Police said the men who died tried to make a left turn in front of a Jeep approaching form the opposite direction. A broadside crash sent one of the cars into a ditch.

"The driver of the green sedan failed to yield the right of way to the Jeep, making a left hand turn in front of the Jeep.," Chris Mears, EPPD Public Information Officer. "Tragically they collided and two occupants of the green sedan died at the scene."

The driver of the Jeep was not seriously hurt. So far, the police are not blaming alcohol or speed for the crash. Police immediately blocked traffic going both ways on Alabama, turning everyone around.

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