Monica Gabriela Saenz Killed, Vincent Manuel Soto Injured in Car Accident in El Paso, TX
UPDATE (December 27, 2022): Recent information in the news claims that Vincent Manuel Soto was arrested for intoxicated manslaughter after turning himself in for a warrant. Further specifics surrounding these allegations are unavailable at this time, and more evidence is necessary to confirm any of these claims. Police also have not given statements as to whether or not they're looking into any local establishments which may have contributed to the crash through illegal over-service. More thorough independent investigations may be necessary to ensure authorities didn't make any mistakes.
El Paso, TX -- November 6, 2022, Monica Saenz was killed and Vincent Soto was injured after an accident where their vehicle overturned.
Authorities said that the incident happened at around 3:00 a.m. along I-10 in the area of Central.
Investigators said that Monica Gabriela Saenz and Vincent Manuel Soto, both 36, were in an SUV traveling along I-10. For reasons unclear, the vehicle veered off-road near Schuster Avenue, hitting the guardrail and overturning.
Saenz was thrown from the vehicle and sustained fatal injuries. Soto had injuries said to be life-threatening. Right now, the cause of the crash remains unconfirmed.
Commentary on Monica Saenz, Vincent Soto Car Accident in El Paso
When it comes to early morning single-vehicle wrecks, it's important to understand exactly what went wrong. As obvious as that sounds, how we get those answers is where people often have little or no experience--including the authorities.
The reality is that most crashes like this involve something like speeding, alcohol, fatigue, or distracted driving. That said, anything from a mechanical defect to road hazards to a medical emergency to some reckless driver who left the scene can also cause a single-vehicle wreck like this. If authorities don't have the experience or equipment that independent accident reconstructionists bring to the table, they can easily miss something important. Understanding this can be a vital first step toward ensuring victims and families truly get the answers they deserve.