• April 20, 2023

Javier Octavio Esparza Killed, 1 Injured in Car Accident in Socorro, TX

El Paso County, TX — March 26, 2023, Javier Esparza was killed and one person was injured following a car accident just before 7:00 p.m. on Socorro Road.

Investigators said that the crash took place at approximately 6:58 p.m. off the corner of Socorro Road and Winn Road/Nevarez Road.

Javier Octavio Esparza Killed, 1 Injured in Car Accident in Socorro, TX

Preliminary details from authorities said that 54-year-old Javier Esparza and a 28-year-old man were in a Mitsubishi Mirage traveling eastbound along Socorro Road. It appears that a BMW 330 which was also eastbound somehow crashed into the rear end of the Mitsubishi. This caused the Mitsubishi to go off-road where it struck two poles. The BMW also went off-road where it ran into a wall.

Esparza reportedly sustained fatal injuries in the collision. The other man in the Mitsubishi was said to have incapacitating injuries. The other driver, an unidentified 29-year-old man, had no listed injuries.

While the exact cause of the crash has not been confirmed at this time, authorities believe that the BMW driver had been drinking, which they say contributed to the crash. Current information shows there was a recommendation the BMW driver be charged for Intoxication Manslaughter. Right now, no further information is available.


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