Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 16:29
UPDATED @3:39 p.m.-- El Paso Police Department Special Traffic Investigators have new information on the accident early Tuesday morning.
According to police, the driver of the 2005 Honda Accord, 61-year-old Maria Gomez of the 12000 block of Russolo, ran a red light around 7:58 a.m. at Vista Del Sol and struck an SISD school bus being driven by 54-year old Abel Hernandez of Socorro, Texas. There were no students or other passengers in the school bus.
Jennifer Gomez, 17, also of the 12000 block of Russolo, was a front seat passenger in the Accord. The car hit the middle of the bus, causing it to fall onto its side. Maria Gomez died at the scene. Jennifer Gomez was taken to Del Sol where she later died.
Hernandez was taken to Del Sol Medical Center for treatment.
Maria and Jennifer Gomez are the 3rd and 4th traffic fatalities of 2011, respectively, compared to two at the same time in 2010.
Hernandez was transported to Del Sol Medical Center for treatment. Maria Gomez is the 3rd traffic fatality of 2011 and Jennifer Gomez is the 4th traffic fatality of 2011. Hernandez was the sole occupant of the School Bus.
Stay with kdbc.com for more updates on this developing story.
UPDATE: 2:31 p.m. Local 4 News has confirmed through students at Montwood High School that one of the two women killed in a serious crash in far east El Paso was Montwood Junior Jennifer Gomez.
Sources also tell us that her aunt was traveling with her at the time.
Stick with Local 4 News for the very latest.
EL PASO – Police are on the scene of a serious crash in far east El Paso involving a school bus and a small vehicle.
The school bus is flipped over onto its side at the intersection of Bob Hope and Vista Del Sol.
Police say the roof is ripped off of the other vehicle. Police say injuries are reported.
The crash is near Vista Del Sol Elementary School and Clarke Middle School.
Stay with kdbc.com for updates.