Man killed in Lower Valley crash with semi-truck

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) - A 21-year-old man was killed after he allegedly ran a red light and slammed into a semi-truck Tuesday night according to police.

Irving Zuniga was driving a silver 2001 Honda Civic east in the 6000 block of Trowbridge at Clark around 11 p.m. when he allegedly ran a red light and slammed into the semi-truck with two trailers that was traveling north on Clark.

According to police, the driver of the truck, Jose Ortiz, had a green light and was turning left onto Trowbridge. The force of the crash sent Zuniga's car careening toward a pole. 

Zuniga was transported to University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. No other injuries were reported in the crash.

This is the 50th traffic related death of 2017 compared with 61 at this time in 2016. 


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