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Teen died day after crash in Socorro in August

Lower Valley crash Tuesday morning (Photo: KFOX14/CBS4)
Lower Valley crash Tuesday morning (Photo: KFOX14/CBS4)
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El Paso police are reporting a person involved in a crash from August died a day after the wreck.

As reported on August 24, two people were injured after a car crashed into a pole.

The crash happened in the 9500 Socorro Road at 3:29 a.m.

El Paso officials said 20-year-old Alexander Arredondo of San Elizario was driving a 2008 Chevy Cobalt east along the 9500 block of Socorro Road.

Police said Arredondo veered off the roadway and hit an electric pole.

Both Arredondo and his passenger 19-year-old Ricardo Ramirez, also from San Elizario, were taken to Del Sol Medical Center to receive treatments for their injuries they suffered from the wreck.

Ramirez was discharged later that day.

The following day Ramirez fell ill and was taken to the hospital after losing consciousness.

He died at the hospital, police said.

More than a month later, the Medical Examiners Office performed an autopsy on Ramirez and couldn't confirm the cause of death.

Police explained in their news release that Ramirez's death was not counted towards the city’s traffic death count.

On October 6, police investigators were notified by the Medical Examiners Office about Ramirez's cause of death.

As a result, his death was reported as a traffic death.

Ramirez's death marks the 53 traffic death in El Paso compared to 56 around the same time in 2020.

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