Repeat DWI offender arrested in fatal crash

New Mexico

PECOS, N.M. (KRQE) – A New Mexico man with a history of DWI is behind bars this morning for allegedly driving drunk again, this time killing his passenger.

State police say around nine Saturday morning, Macario Garcia-Lopez’s truck left the roadway on state road 63 in Pecos and flipped onto the vehicle’s roof.

His passenger, 53-year-old Eleanor Valencia, was thrown from the vehicle and died on the scene. Garcia-Lopez was treated for minor injuries then booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center. His charges include homicide by vehicle, tampering with evidence and seventh or subsequent DWI.

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