Young Motorcyclist Dies in El Paso Crash

A devastating accident occurred on Friday, September 29th, at approximately 2:18 p.m., when a collision between a motorcycle and a vehicle shook the intersection of 3300 N. Mesa. The El Paso Police Department responded to the scene after receiving distressing reports of a vehicle versus motorcycle crash.

Upon arrival, officers called in Special Traffic Investigators as the situation appeared grave. The preliminary investigation disclosed that 19-year-old Martinez Diego Ivan Benjamin, a resident of West El Paso, was riding his 2023 Yamaha motorcycle northbound on Mesa Street. Tragically, a Volkswagen Tiguan, driven by 84-year-old Valenzuela De Herrera Rosa of East El Paso, turned or pulled out in front of the motorcyclist. The impact occurred on the passenger side of the Volkswagen, resulting in serious injuries for Martinez and minor injuries for Rosa.

Both individuals were transported to a nearby hospital for immediate medical attention. On September 30th, 2023, Special Traffic Investigators received the news that Martinez had succumbed to his injuries, marking the 56th traffic fatality this year in El Paso. This figure stands in stark contrast to the 53 fatalities recorded last year.