MORIARTY, N.M. (KRQE) – Counselors are being brought in for the remainder of the week to Moriarty High School as students cope with the death of two brothers.
Deputies with Santa Fe County’s Sheriff’s Office are investigating a two-vehicle collision that killed two teenage brothers on Tuesday morning.
Around 6 a.m., deputies responded to a two-vehicle crash that took place on State Road 41 south of Dinkle Road in Santa Fe County. Authorities say 16-year-old Pedro Sandoval was driving south on State Road 41 with his 14-year-old brother Mateo when the vehicle crashed head-on into a pickup truck.
Both died in the crash. Investigators report that the teen brothers were traveling to school activities in Moriarty. Both teens played varsity football at Moriarty High.
The 59-year-old driver of the pickup truck was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
A GoFundMe created on Wednesday has already raised close to $30,000 for the family, doubling its goal of $15,000. The Santa Fe Sheriff’s Office is investigating what led to the crash.