A 4-year-old girl was killed and her 3-year-old sister was airlifted to UNM Hospital in Albuquerque with severe injuries from what police say was a DWI crash Friday night at the intersection of Siringo Road and St. Francis Drive around 11 p.m.
(EDITOR’S NOTE: Here is full story from Sunday’s newspaper)
I am not on this story today for the newspaper other than posting this press release sent out this morning by Santa Fe Police Captain George Ortiz. Fellow reporter Julie Ann Grimm is on the followup today and will have more posted later Saturday on The New Mexican’s website.
Here is the press release:
At approximately 11:00 p.m. on December 30, 2011 the Santa Fe Police Department responded to a motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Saint Francis Drive and Siringo Road.
Carla Vasquez Rivera of Santa Fe was driving a 2002 Green Minivan, eastbound on Siringo Road, at the intersection of Saint Francis Drive, with her two children, (3 year old) Yeretez Jasmine Reyes Vasquez and (4 year old) Juliana Reyes Vasquez. Deborah Aaron (56) of Santa Fe was driving a 2004 Green Land Rover, southbound on Saint Francis Drive, at the intersection of Siringo Road, when the two vehicles collided.
Both drivers and the two child passengers were transported to Christus Saint Vincent Hospital for treatement. Both drivers sustained non-life threatening injuries, while (3 year old) Yeretez Jasmine Reyes Vaszuez was flown to UNM Hospital for further treatment. (4 year old) Juliana Reyes Vasquez passed away at Chirsus Saint Vincent Hospital and was pronounced dead at approximately 1:00 am.
Deborah Aaron was charged with DWI and Vehicular Homicide. Both drivers consented and had their blood drawn which will be taken to SLD Labs on Tuesday January 3, 2012. Booster seats and seatbelts were utilized in both vehicles.
Officer James Plummer is conducting the death investigation, while Officer Daniel Parsons is conducting the DWI investigation.
Additional information will be released as it becomes available.