Posts Tagged ‘Interstate 25’

From the New Mexico State Police on Monday afternoon (and HERE from The Associated Press earlier this morning) :

Sandoval County Fire Chief Killed in Roll-Over Crash on I-25

SANDOVAL COUNTY — At approximately 8:45 a.m. this morning, State Police Officers responded to the scene of a two vehicle crash, on I-25 approximately 3 miles south of the Bernalillo exit.

Officers arrived on scene and found a gray 2004 Cadillac on the (more…)

Raquel Marisela Garcia (Photo from Rogers Mortuary website)

This from the obituary Raquel Marisela Garcia, the 3-year-old girl who died in Tuesday’s crash on Interstate 25 near the Glorieta/Pecos exit as she and her mother drove home to Las Vegas:

Raquel loved her grandpa Pancho and her cousin Justin and she loved animals and her favorite pet was her dog “Shadow”. She also had chickens, rabbits, donkeys and her pony “Lady”. (more…)

From a statement just released by New Mexico State Police on Tuesday’s fatal car crash near Glorieta that occurred around 6:30 p.m.:

Raquel Garcia, 3, of Las Vegas, New Mexico died yesterday evening after two vehicles collided.

State Police officers from the Pecos and Santa Fe offices responded to a two-vehicle collision just after 6:30 p.m. on Intersate-25 near milepost 299 (between Pecos and Santa Fe). Through the course of the officers’ investigation, they learned that Marsela Garcia, 20, also of Las Vegas, was traveling northbound on I-25 in a 2002 Chevy with her daughter Raquel. (more…)

Certified EMT Vanessa Carrillo, 19, of La Cienega. (Courtesy photo)

Talking to the older sister of 19-year-old EMT Vanessa Carrillo, the woman critically injured in Tuesday’s head-on collision on I-25 when a wrong-way car collided with the ambulance Carrillo was driving, was encouraging.

She’s awake, talking and she should be just fine. She was airlifted to UNM Hospital in Albuquerque after the crash and friends and family have been by her side since.

She had a torn muscle in her arm, multiple broken bones in both legs and a broken orbital bone in her face. And when talking with family Wednesday morning, “She told us to stop worrying about her,” said Desiree Carrillo, Vanessa’s 21-year-old sister. “That’s how she is.”

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An ambulance lies on it's side on the north bound lanes of I-25 on Tuesday morning after colliding with a car traveling the wrong way on Interstate-25. (Luis Sanchez Saturno/The New Mexican)

Northbound I-25 was still closed around lunchtime Tuesday as police sifted through “several hundred feet” of crash-scene debris according to Santa Fe Police Chief Aric Wheeler.

A woman driving a late-model Nissan Altima was reportedly reaching speeds around 100 mph while traveling south in the northbound lanes of I-25 when she collided head-on with a medical transport truck around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The woman died and the female passenger in her car was taken to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center. the female driver of the medical transport truck was airlifted to University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque.

I will update here and on santafenewmexican.com with details throughout the day.

Here is the link to our story that is being updated throughout the day and with some more photos from our photographer who was at the scene: Crash on I-25 kills woman, injures two