Couple identified in crash in northeast El Paso

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El Paso, Texas (KTSM) – Two people died in the Tuesday morning crash at Block 10400 on Dyer Street.

Investigators identified the victims, a driver of a 2012 Mini Cooper, as 65-year-old Dennis Marenius and his co-driver, 66-year-old Anita Ellen Marenius.

According to authorities, Marenius was approaching the intersection of Ameen Street when he entered the left-hand lane to turn into Ameen’s block 6100 when the driver of a 2017 Dodge Charger t-boned the Mini Cooper.

The driver of the Dodge Charger was identified as a 23-year-old Keanu Canady from the 1600 block of N. Zaragoza.

Anita Marenius died at the scene of the impact. The fire department took Dennis Marenius to a local hospital where he died of his injuries.

The fire department also took Canady, the driver of the Dodge Charger, to a local hospital with minor injuries.

Failure to give the Dodge Charger the right of way contributed to this crash. These two fatalities count as 38th and 39th fatalities of the year, compared with 46 at that time the previous year.

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