ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico State Police say a suspected drunk driver killed a woman trying to change a tire. Around 3:30 a.m. Saturday, NMSP say the 50-year-old woman pulled over on the side of I-40 near the Coors exit to fix a flat.
Police say 31-year-old Raymundo Jaquez-Barallasco’s truck hit the back of one of their cars, causing it to collide with the other car, which then hit the man and woman standing just outside it.
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The woman was pinned under the car and both she and the other man were taken to the hospital in critical condition. The woman later died.
Jaquez-Barallasco failed a field sobriety test and police say he had a strong smell of alcohol on him. He’s been charged with killing a person while driving drunk and great bodily harm with a vehicle.