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Update: Driver in wrong-way deadly crash identified
By: Jesse Martinez
EL PASO, Texas The driver involved in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 10 that killed a 29-year-old man last month has been identified.
According to a police report, Larry Phillip Otero, 49, was the driver of a gold Mercedes Benz that struck Gabriel Morales' vehicle on Nov. 14.
As KFOX14 previously reported, the accident happened around 2:30 a.m. near the Zaragoza Road exit on I-10 east.
According to the police report, Morales was pronounced dead hours after the accident.
Police told KFOX14 in November that alcohol may be a factor in the crash, but they have not said whether Otero will face charges.
According to court records, Otero has an alcohol-related criminal history with his most recent arrest occurring in May on a drunken driving charge.
KFOX14 has asked the El Paso Police Department if Otero will face charges, and KFOX14 is awaiting a response.
Stay tuned for updates on this developing story.