Police say woman was driving 100 mph wrong way before I-25 crash

Posted: December 14, 2010 in Uncategorized
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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


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