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Local rapper dies in Sunday morning motorcycle crash after fleeing DPS

Local rapper dies in Sunday morning motorcycle crash after fleeing DPS

EL PASO, Texas - A fatal motorcycle crash happened just before 6 a.m. near Gateway Boulevard East and Horizon. 

According to Texas Department of Public Safety officials, Raymond Harley Saenz, 29, also known as the rapper "El dreamer" or "Tattd dreamz," was speeding while riding a motorcycle on Horizon Blvd., traveling south,  toward the Gateway intersections. 

A Department of Public Safety Trooper attempted to stop Saenz after noticing that he was speeding.

According to DPS officials, Saenz saw the DPS unit and sped up. He then ran a red light on the north side of Gateway and then attempted to run another stop light on the south side of Gateway.

Esmerelda Reyes, 18, was traveling west on Gateway and was struck by Saenz inside the intersection of FM 1281 and Gateway West. 

Saenz died on the scene due to injuries sustained in the crash.  Reyes was transported to Del Sol Medical Center to be treated for non-life threatening injuries. 

After DPS officials released Saenz name multiple people began commenting on his Facebook page with the words "Rest in peace" and rest in paradise. Along with the comments remembering Saenz.

However, others on the ABC-7 Facebook page had other words. One Facebook user said "At least the other driver didn't pay with her life because of his stupidity." Another user said "Poor girl is probably going to be traumatized for the rest of her life for the careless actions of another driver if he had just stopped he would probably still be alive​"

Saenz was set to perform with singer Frankie J in Albuquerque on Saturday December 1st.

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