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SUV’s failure to observe red light kills three in crash with semi


Three people are dead after a four wheeler ran a red light in Texas, a report reveals. 

The accident happened on the afternoon of Wednesday, December 1st in El Paso, but the details of the crash were not released until surveillance video was observed on Thursday, December 2nd. 

According to El Paso Times, the driver of a 2020 Subaru Outback was traveling south on Lee Trevino Drive at a high rate of speed when the driver ran a red light at the North Loop intersection and crashed into the side of a semi truck moving legally through the intersection. 

The force of the impact killed all three people inside of the Subaru: 69-year-old David Valles, who was driving, 67-year-old passenger, Elia DelaCruz Valles, and a 90-year-old man whose name has not been released. The truck driver, 59-year-old Daniel Barrio Baray, was injured in the wreck and was transported to a nearby hospital with injuries described as non-life-threatening. 

First responders had to cut two of the SUV passengers from the vehicle in order to retrieve their bodies, but the third person was found outside of the vehicle, where they had apparently been ejected from the car, reported ABC 7.

The intersection was closed for approximately eight hours as crews worked to investigate the incident and clear the wreckage. It has since been reopened. 

Footage of the crash was captured on the surveillance camera of a nearby business. It can be seen below.


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