Hit & Run Suspects On The Loose After Accident Leaves 3 Children Dead
Police are on the hunt for the hit and run suspects that caused an accident leaving two passengers with serious life-threatening injuries and three children under the age of six dead.
On Sunday, El Paso Police responded to a deadly crash just before 10 p.m. at the intersection of 4600 Titanic and 8200 Howard.
The initial investigation by the Special Traffic Investigators revealed that Juan Angel Loera, 28, was driving a 2001 Ford Expedition west on Titanic and stopped at the intersection of Titanic and Howard before turning left.
At the same moment that Loera was turning left an unknown driver traveling east at a “high-speed rate” on Titanic struck Loera's vehicle pushing it into a rock wall and finally coming to a stop after colliding with an electrical service pole.
“Two occupants, possibly three from the Lincoln, immediately fled the scene on foot. Three occupants ejected from the Ford died at the scene. Two more passengers in vehicle #1 were transported to a local hospital with serious life-threatening injuries. The driver and front passenger of the Expedition sustained minor injuries.”
Investigators add that the contributing factors in this collision were in part due to alcohol, failure to yield the right of way, no seatbelts on behalf of Loera, and high-speed on behalf of the unknown driver.
Special Traffic Investigations continue their investigation of the crash and are asking the public and anyone with information about the driver or passengers of the Lincoln to call the non-emergency number of 915-832-4400 or to remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 915-566-TIPS (8477).