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Victim in south central El Paso car crash recalls deadly accident

Updated: Monday, September 1 2014, 05:06 PM MDT
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By: Crystal Price
EL PASO, Texas -- One woman was killed and several other people were injured in an early morning crash on Delta Drive in south central El Paso.

Investigators said 40-year-old Susana Flores was driving along Delta Drive when she crossed into oncoming traffic and hit a Nissan Frontier.

Authorities said witnesses told them Flores was on her cellphone while she was driving.

Fred Castruita was riding in the vehicle Flores hit with three other friends and his brother, Andrew.

Castruita said they were on their way home from the Sun City Music Festival on Delta around 2:30 a.m. Monday when the accident happened.

"I don't remember how I hurt myself, I just remember getting out of the car," Castruita said. "Just looking down on me and I had blood everywhere."

Flores was taken to University Medical Center where she died.

Castruita's face received deep cuts from the crash.

Three other friends also suffered minor injuries.

Castruita said his brother, Andrew is still in the hospital where he may have to stay overnight.

"It just happened so fast," Castruita said. "It's crazy how things can happen so fast, you can be here one day and the next day you're gone. Don't text, don't text and drive, it's not worth a life."

Castruita's brother, Andrew, is expected to be OK.

He said he and everyone in the truck were all wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash.

Victim in south central El Paso car crash recalls deadly accident
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