Tornillo, TX – Heriberto Santillana Killed In Accident on TX HWY 20
Tornillo, TX (April 22, 2019) – On Friday, April 19, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of a collision on Texas Highway 20.
According to reports, around 2 p.m., a maroon Chrysler 300 struck a white Ram pickup truck as it was turning on to Oil Mill Dr. in the 18800 block of TX Highway 20.
After striking the truck, the Chrysler 300 veered into oncoming traffic, striking a silver Suzuki Forenza, which was driven by 51-year-old Heriberto Santillana, head-on. Santillana was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased around 11:30 p.m. on Friday.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of Heriberto Santillana. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
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