5 die in El Paso area-wreck, driver charged

July 23, 2012 4:11:01 AM PDT
Officials say a two-vehicle wreck in far West Texas has left five people in a car dead and a pickup truck driver facing alcohol-related counts.

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office says 23-year-old Albert Coronado was jailed Monday on intoxicated manslaughter charges. Bond has been set at $1.5 million for Coronado, who was arrested following Sunday afternoon's accident.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Angelica Becerra says Coronado has been accused of running a stop sign and hitting the car. The two adults and three children in the car died. Names of the victims were not immediately released.

Online jail records did not list an attorney for Coronado.

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