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Medical Chopper Crash In New Mexico Leaves 3 Dead

On Thursday 17 July, at about 2:48 a.m., 3 individuals died when a Santa Fe-based medical helicopter crashed in rugged, isolated terrain in Eastern New Mexico, according to the state police. The helicopter registered to Arizona-based TriState Care Flight was carrying a pilot and 2 crew members when it crashed near Newkirk, said Lynn Lunsford, spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration. The reason of the crash is under investigation and the names of the victims were not released by t...Read more


Longview Man Killed In Traffic Accident In New Mexico

NEW MEXICO - In New Mexico, a Longview man died in a 2 vehicle traffic accident. On Tuesday at about 12:40 pm, police officers responded to the scene at US Highway 62/180, near milepost 66, according to a report by State police. The accident happened on 8th of July. An investigation was done on the case which revealed that a 2013 Chevrolet pick-up, driven by 28-year-old Hector Morales from Hobbs, New Mexico, was going eastbound when a vehicle driven by 29-year-old Craig Pentland of Longvie...Read more


Suspected Drunk Driver Hits New Mexico Police Officer

A state police officer has been discharged from the hospital after recovering from the injuries he sustained as he was hit by a suspected drunken driver while conducting a traffic stop in southeastern New Mexico. On Saturday, Officer Carlos Verdugo was in his patrol car near an intersection in Hobbs when he was struck by a vehicle driven by 40-year-old Jason Allred, said the State police. Verdugo was reported to be in serious condition at a hospital in Lubbock but according to the state po...Read more


Motorcyclist Killed in Fatal Accident in Northeast Albuquerque

CEDAR CITY, Utah - On Friday night, a motorcyclist died in an accident with another vehicle in northeast Albuquerque. The accident occurred on Montgomery Boulevard just east of Juan Tabo Boulevard. Eastbound lanes of Montgomery in the area were closed by the police on Friday night. The motorcyclist was taken to an area hospital in emergency and he died there. The names of the individuals involved in the accident were not released by the police. News Source: www.KUTV.com...Read more


One vehicle crash killed Alamogordo man on U.S. Highway 70

On Friday, an Alamogordo man died in a single-vehicle rollover accident. A press release issued by the New Mexico State Police showed that 55-year-old Richard Girolamo died at the accident spot. On Friday around 4 a.m., State Police responded to the accident at mile post 196 on U.S. Highway 70, just west of the United States Border Patrol checkpoint. According to the investigation team, Girolamo was riding east bound in a Chevy Blazer when, for unknown reasons, his vehicle entered the p...Read more


New Mexico family escapes injury in 1-44 accident

SULLIVAN - On Monday afternoon, a careless driver entering eastbound I-44 caused a white Mazda minivan to lose control and crash east of the west overpass. The adult driver and the 2 children didn't suffer any injury, even though their Mazda rolled on its side and hit the fence dividing the interstate and South Outer Road. An individual who saw the accident told that the Mazda was pushed by a vehicle that carelessly entered interstate traffic and continued after causing the crash. "She (Ma...Read more


Highway crash in New Mexico leaves 6 dead

According to the State police, 2 motor vehicles collided during a severe dust storm in New Mexico which left 6 individuals dead. On Thursday, the accident occurred at around 5:30 p.m. along Interstate 10 in Hidalgo County, several miles from the Arizona border. Authorities said that they are investigating the accident and the highway's eastbound lanes remained closed for hours after the accident for the purpose of investigation. News Source: www.Ohio.com...Read more


Driver faces DUI charge after driving wrong-way

SAN FELIPE, N.M. - 20-year-old Elizabeth Elliot, a Louisiana woman, sustained non-life threatening injuries after her vehicle went the wrong way down a New Mexico interstate, colliding head-on with a Fed-Ex semi-truck, according to the authorities. On Saturday, 911 received a call at about 4:15 a.m. reporting a wrong-way driver on I-25 near San Felipe, said New Mexico State police. According to the police officers, Elliot drove northbound on southbound lanes and then collided with the semi...Read more


Chopper crash in New Mexico kills 1, injures 3

A soldier from the 82nd Airborne Division's combat aviation brigade from Barstow was killed in a helicopter crash in which three other individuals were injured on 3rd of May near Orogrande, New Mexico. 27-year-old Sgt. Dwight Burn sustained life-threatening injuries when a CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed at about 8:15 p.m. while conducting High Altitude Mountainous Environment Training at Fort Bliss, as stated in a news release from Fort Bragg. Burn and three other soldiers were training ...Read more


Applebee’s restaurant in New Mexico cleared in deadly DUI crash

The federal jury decided that no laws were broken by an Applebee's restaurant in New Mexico when it served a man whose drunken-driving accident left two young women dead. The jury returned its decision on Wednesday, according to the Albuquerque Journal reports. It said that the Santa Fe restaurant didn't violate the state Liquor Control Act when it served James Ruiz and his friend Gilbert Mendoza in 2010. Ruiz, who was driving under the influence of alcohol, killed 19-year-old Del Lynn Pes...Read more


New Mexico Rail Runner Express train kills pedestrian

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The case is under investigation and the police are trying to determine why a woman was on the train tracks before she was struck and killed by a New Mexico Rail Runner Express train. On Monday, the accident occurred near Second Street and Prosperity. More than 100 individuals were travelling in the train when the accident happened. The victim has been identified as 67-year-old Mary Odell. Police are looking at surveillance video from the train and nearby businesses t...Read more


So much can be done in NM to fight DWI

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - According to N.M. Department of Transportation figures, New Mexico's death toll for alcohol-related motor vehicle accidents decreased to 134 in 2013 which was 13% below the 2012 level and it was also record low. It was also lower than the previous low of 143 in 2008 and comes after a decade of dramatic decreases in the state's alcohol-related motor vehicle accident fatalities. According to the successive governors, the attribute of decrease is given to their DWI prevention...Read more


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