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Woman, 21, thrown from car in rollover in San Elizario

Sheriff's officials identified the woman injured in a rollover Tuesday as Diana Acosta, 21, of Fabens.

Acosta's car struck the back of a trailer pulled by a pickup truck in the 14100 block of Alameda, which caused the car to roll several times.

Speed was a factor in the crash, and Acosta was not properly wearing a seatbelt, El Paso County Sheriff's spokesman Jesse Tovar said.

Acosta's injuries were not life-threatening, Tovar said. The driver of the truck was not injured.

Investigation by STI’s determined the purple Dodge Stratus driven by the Acosta was traveling east at about the the 14100 block of Alameda in the far right lane. At the same time, a white 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 driven by 51 year-old male (sole occupant) pulling a white Trailer (containing Ammonia) and was traveling in the same direction directly in front of the approaching Stratus.

The Dodge Stratus traveling at high speeds struck the right rear portion of the trailer & as a result of the impact, it veered onto the right unimproved shoulder of the roadway and rolled over several times causing the 21 year-old driver to be ejected.

Acosta was cited for Failure to Control Speed and No Seatbelt.




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