ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A driver is facing charges after nearly killing three people in a car crash.
Deputies say Dominic Chavez-Montoya, 20, was speeding around 2 p.m. Saturday when he lost control of his Mustang, veered into oncoming traffic and hit a green Subaru head-on with three people inside.
Chavez-Montoya caused the crash, according to the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office.
Chavez-Montoya was heading east on Bridge Boulevard Southwest over the Rio Grande between La Vega and Eighth street.
Deputies say he came around a slight curve in the road and lost control.
Deputies say he then over-corrected, veering into oncoming traffic and hit the Subaru.
A 10-year-old girl who was inside the vehicle is now at UNM Hospital in satisfactory condition. She has bleeding in her brain, broken bones and internal injuries.
The other two people injured in the Subaru, Mary Sandoval, 67, and Irene Montoya, 59, are both still in critical condition with several broken bones.
Chavez-Montoya's car also hit another car causing two other people including an adult and an 8-year-old minor injuries.
"These two vehicles were traveling down the roadway, had no idea what was about to come their way and because of the careless actions of Dominic Chavez, you know, their lives have now changed drastically,” said deputy Aaron Williamson.
Chavez-Montoya is facing three counts of causing great bodily harm with a vehicle.
He was booked into Metropolitan Detention Center Saturday night, but has since been released.
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