New Mexico man arrested after rollover crash kills woman

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RED RIVER, N.M. (AP) – Authorities say a Red River man has been arrested in connection with a rollover accident that left a woman dead.

Taos County Sheriff’s officials say 29-year-old Christopher Lawrence is being held on suspicion of homicide by vehicle due to alcohol impairment and driving on a suspended license.

Lawrence was arranged in a magistrate court Wednesday and his bond has been set at $50,000 cash-only.

It’s unclear if he has a lawyer yet.

Sheriff’s officials say the single-car accident occurred Tuesday afternoon about a mile south of Red River.

They say the vehicle went across the roadway and down an embankment before rolling over one time, ejecting Lawrence and his passenger.

Authorities say 44-year-old Carmen Castillo was pronounced dead at the scene while Lawrence was taken to a hospital by ambulance.

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