Crime

UPDATE: Woman injured in West El Paso crash dies

Myriam Fernandez, the woman involved in a crash with a man allegedly fleeing the scene of an accident, has died.

The 35-year-old Fernandez succumbed to her injuries February 15, 2017, police said.

Manuel Watkins, 23, is charged with "Intoxication Assault with a Vehicle Causing Serious Bodily Injury." Police have not said if Watkins will face additional charges in the wake of Fernandez's death.

Watkins, driving a 2007 Honda Accord, was allegedly involved in a minor collision at Resler and Mesa February 9, 2017.  Watkins allegedly drove away without providing "the necessary information required," police said.

Watkins continued south on Mesa, allegedly running red lights at Mesa and Pitt and at Mesa and Champions, where he collided with a 2005 Toyota Corolla driven by Fernandez.

Police said Fernandez was driving north at the 100 block of Champions when Watkins collided with her vehicle.

Fernandez sustained serious injuries as a result of the collision and was rushed to University Medical Center.

Wells Fargo has set up the Myriam Fernandez Memorial Fund, where you can donate money to help the family pay funeral expenses. The account number is 2429967439.

Watkins was transported to Las Palmas Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries, then booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility on a $200,000 bond.


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