are currently in the ABC7 alert Center providing updates on the breaking news. A section of Loop 375 in Far East El Paso is closed due to a seven-vehicle crash.
The vehicles caught fire after the impact, and the road has been closed for over four hours. Earlier, we reported that three people were injured, but the fire department now confirms that eight people were taken to the hospital.
Unfortunately, one person was killed in the crash. Our reporter, Brianna Pettis, is at the scene, where multiple vehicles are piled up and a tow truck is heavily damaged. The aftermath is devastating, with most of the cars unrecognizable and charred. Northbound and southbound lanes of the freeway are closed, with traffic redirected to alternate routes.
This is expected to be a long-term closure, causing delays in the area. We will keep you updated on air and online. Meanwhile, emergency vehicles are present at the scene, and access to the freeway is blocked. We do not have information on when the road will reopen.
Stay informed by downloading the kvia news app and receiving breaking news alerts. We sent a notification to app users about this crash. You can also watch Good Morning El Paso for overnight updates on the situation..