Valencia County deputy injured after car crash


LOS LUNAS, N.M. (KRQE) – Valencia County Sheriff’s officials say a deputy seriously hurt in a crash Wednesday morning is doing better, but he remains in ICU.

Deputy Jeremie Navarez had just dropped off an inmate at the jail when he rear-ended a car on Highway 314. He suffered a spinal cord injury.

The other driver suffered only minor injuries.

While officials say Navarez is doing better, it’s still unclear if the injury will have long term affects.

Investigators have yet to determine what caused him to lose control.

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