Man charged in fatal car crash takes plea deal

Albuquerque News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The man who caused a crash that killed a 12-year-old took a plea deal. Estevan Chavez pleaded no contest to two felony charges.


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Police say he was driving more than 100 miles an hour on 528 in Rio Rancho last summer when he hit another car, killing a passenger. Atencio’s cousin was driving and was badly injured.

Under the plea deal, prosecutors dropped three charges against Chavez. He faces up to 12 years behind bars when sentenced.

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