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Monday, December 17, 2012 - 7:23am
EL PASO — An early morning crash killed one person, resulting in the arrest of another for a suspected DWI, according to El Paso police investigators.
It all happened just after midnight Monday morning in the westbound lanes of the 12400 block of Montana, said El Paso Police Dept. spokesman Ofc. Chris Mears.
Justin Marks, 34, had just pulled out of a parking lot onto Montana in his white Buick Park Avenue, when the driver of a 2012 Camaro, Jeffery Henigan, 27, a soldier assigned to Fort Bliss, hit the Buick at a high speed from behind, said Mears.
Marks and his passenger, 33-year-old Jaime Sambrano, were rushed to a local hospital where Sambrano died, said Mears. Marks only had minor injuries, said Mears.
Sambrano was not wearing a seatbelt, said Mears.
Police conducted a field sobriety test on Henigan, and say he failed the test, according to officers at the scene. He was arrested for Intoxicated Manslaughter.
While taking an inventory of his vehicle, police say they found a handgun, and also charged Henigan with Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon. He was booked on a $51,500 bond.
Officials cleared the scene at around six a.m. Monday.