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EPPD officer involved in crash was investigating 'disturbance call'
By: Jamel Valencia
EL PASO, Texas - Details of a crash involving an El Paso police officer were released.
The news release stated the police officer involved in the crash was responding to a disturbance call Wednesday around 10:18 p.m.
A KFOX14 news crew learned that police officers were dispatched to a fight in-progress call before the crash happened.
According to police spokesman, Mike Baranyay, police officer Luis Granillo was at the scene of a disturbance call when two vehicles identified by witnesses as the parties involved, drove by.
Thats when Granillo returned to his police unit, looking for the alleged suspects. According to police, Granillo came across a Dodge Durango in the 9800 block of Rushing Street.
The driver of the Durango made an illegal U-turn in front of Granillos police unit which caused it to strike the Durango, according to Baranyay.
Both vehicles slammed into a rock wall. When our news crew arrived at the crash site, the corner of Rushing Street and Yvette Avenue, Dodge Durango and a police unit had struck the rock wall in front of a home.
The driver of the Durango and Granillo were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The driver of the Durango has not been identified. Investigators suspect that the unidentified driver was driving while intoxicated.
The drivers identity has not been released because of police expect charges against the driver to be filed.