Texting Teenager Crashes Vehicle
El Paso County Sheriff’s Office
3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938
Public Information Officer, Mariano Valle
Office: (915) 538-2119
“We Serve With Pride”
On 04-26-14 at about 1:40pm, Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident at the 17700 block of Island Tornillo Rd. in Fabens. Once Deputies arrived, they saw that a maroon Honda Accord had crashed into to a utility pole. The investigation revealed that a 16 year old driver had taken her parent’s vehicle without permission and was on her way to Juarez Mexico. While traveling east on Island Tornillo Rd., she grabbed her cell phone and was text messaging taking her eyes off the roadway. That is when the vehicle went off the road and crashed into the utility pole. The driver was cited for no Driver’s License and was transported to Del Sol with minor injuries.