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Police: Man dies after crashing into tow truck, pole

Scene of crash along Trowbridge Dr. and N. Clark Dr. in southcentral El Paso on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. (Credit: KFOX14/CBS4)

A 21-year-old man died after crashing into a semitruck in southcentral El Paso late Tuesday evening.

Police identified the driver as Irving Zuniga who was driving a 2001 Honda Civic east at 6000 Trowbridge.

It happened around 11 p.m. Tuesday on Trowbridge Dr. and N. Clark Dr.

Police said Zuniga disregarded a red light and struck a semitruck hauling two vehicles.

Zuniga’s car crashed into one of the vehicles in tow and then struck a pole.

Emergency crews reported that he was seriously injured at the scene.

Zuniga was pronounced dead at a hospital.

This is the 50th fatality of 2017 compared to 61 during this same time period in 2016.

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