Two Dead After Rollover Crash In El Paso County
POSTED: 9:53 pm MDT September 29, 2008UPDATED: 4:43 am MDT September 30, 2008
EL PASO, Texas -- A rollover crash claimed the lives of a man and a woman at the scene while two other women and a man are sent to the hospital with life threatening injuries. The crash, on mile marker 61 near Hudspeth County, happened at around 6:30 p.m. Monday. Sheriff's investigators were at the scene for more than four hours trying to find out exactly what caused the rollover. The Sheriff's spokesman, Jesse Tovar said this 1996 Ford Explorer pulling a flat bed and carrying the five occupants rolled over. The SUV has Chihuahua plates but it's possible that the occupants might have a connection to El Paso.Sheriff's investigators said they believe the SUV drifted to the left and because the flat bed it was pulling was too heavy for it to tow, it could have possibly caused the rollover. It is unknown if other factors contributed to the crash."Right now, it's yet to be determined what occurred. We do understand that the 1996 Ford Explorer was pulling a flat bed sports utility trailer. We don't know how it happened that it rolled over, we don't know the speed or the cause of the accident," said Tovar.A stretch of I-10 near mile marker 61 was down to one lane for several hours.