The New Mexican has confirmed the woman killed in an early morning single-vehicle crash on U.S. 84/285 was Jordan Taylor, 22, of Santa Fe.
(UPDATE: CLICK HERE for story that published in Friday’s New Mexican)
I’ve spoken now with several friends of hers — some willing to be quoted, some not — and here is a quote that sounds like it says a lot about Jordan from one friend:
“That girl lived every day like it was her last one. She was interested in the world around her. She could relate to people that were not necessarily her age. Yeah, she was a 22-year-old who liked to have a good time, but she was a girl so full of life and she had a big heart. I’m going to really miss her.”
Here is a link to the story that posted on our website first at 4:45 a.m. and has been updated a couple times throughout the day:
I’ll post more here when I can and there will be an updated story in Friday’s Santa Fe New Mexican (also updates to the main story posted later this evening on the paper’s website).
Santa Fe Police Chief Aric Wheeler said around 4:30 p.m. in a text message it is “too early in the investigation to comment” on whether drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash. Earlier in the day, Wheeler said “there are no obvious signs right off about alcohol being involved.”
Nobody else was hurt in the crash and police do not know where the Santa Fe resident was coming from at the time of the crash, which occurred at 2:23 a.m. in the southbound lane of the highway heading into town near the N.M. 599 exit. The New Mexican has also confirmed Taylor was seen with friends in the downtown area Wednesday night and early Thursday morning prior to the crash.