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EPPD: One person killed after wrong way driver causes head-on collision

By: Elena Arteaga, Ruben Veloz

EL PASO, Texas -- One man is killed, another is injured after an early morning accident on Interstate-10 near the Zaragoza exit.

The accident was reported at 2:24 A.M. Thursday.

El Paso police said a man was driving a gold-colored Mercedes westbound on the eastbound lanes of I-10, when he crashed head-on into the other driver. 

Police said the driver was killed instantly. Officers have not said how long the driver had been driving the wrong way.

The wrong-way driver was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Investigators do believe alcohol may have contributed to this accident.

Charges may be filed pending the results of the investigation.

Traffic was being diverted off I-10 before the Zaragoza exit.

No other information was readily available.



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