Police: Man dies after crashing into tow truck, pole
EL PASO, Texas —
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.