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Police: Driver killed in single-vehicle crash was speeding
By: Ruben Veloz and Jamel Valencia
EL PASO, Texas -- The driver that died overnight when his car struck a pole on Dyer Street was believed to be speeding.
Police said that Joel Morales, 22, was driving a 1994 Chevrolet Caprice on the 8900 block of Dyer Street when he lost control of his car, striking a light pole.
This happened around 2 a.m. Friday just across the street from H.R. Moye Elementary on Dyer and Alps.
A KFOX14 crew at the scene saw the damage to the whole front end of Morales' car.
Because of the damage, officers weren't sure if there was more than one victim inside.
"I feel bad for the family that's going to have to wake up for this in the morning and you know, exactly, to find out what happened to their family member," said witness Cody Clifton.
Investigators determined that Morales was speeding. The investigation is ongoing.
Special traffic investigators arrived on the scene around 4:30 a.m.
Both directions of Dyer Street between Alps Drive and Maxwell Avenue were closed due to the investigation.