SAN MIGUEL COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico State Police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred at around 3:15 p.m. on Sunday, Apr. 9. The crash occurred on I-25 north of Villanueva, New Mexico.
According to the initial investigation, a 2003 Chevrolet truck was traveling northbound on I-25 when the driver left the roadway and rolled. The driver and the front passenger were ejected.
The passenger, 21-year-old Desiree Apodaca, was killed in the crash. The 20-year-old male driver and a three-year-old rear passenger were airlifted to a hospital where they were treated for their injuries.
Although alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash, NMSP indicates that seatbelts were not properly worn by the driver and front passenger. The crash is still under investigation.