David Valles and Elia De La Cruz Death – Cause of Death – 69-year-old David Valles, 67-year-old Elia De La Cruz, and an unidentified man in his 90’s, were the victims killed in a high-speed crash on the Lower Valley Wednesday afternoon, 1st of December 2021. According to El Paso police officials, the fatal crash occurred on North Loop and Lee Trevino Drive around 1:30 p.m. The police added that the victims who died were in a 2020 Subaru Outback vehicle.
News outlets reported that the Subaru driven by Valles was moving at high speed, ran the red light, and collided with a semi truck that made a left turn onto Lee Trevino from the eastbound lanes on North Loop. The driver of the semi-truck who was a Midland man was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries but unfortunately, everyone in the Subaru died at the scene.
According to testimonies from neighbours, De La Cruz usually drove but on Wednesday the neighbor saw Valles get behind the wheel. Valles had to manually move his leg from the gas to the break when driving. They also added that Valles would use a wheelchair. The investigation into the city’s 64th, 65th, and 66th traffic fatalities of the year is ongoing, KFOX14 news stated.