Conchas, NM: DWI suspected in fatal, one-car crash | abqjournal.com

State Police say an Albuquerque man may have been drunk when he flipped his vehicle near Conchas in eastern New Mexico on Friday afternoon, killing his passenger.

David Burton, 59, of Conchas Dam, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police were called to the single-vehicle crash around 1:20 p.m. along N.M. 104.

The driver, in a 2009 Hyundai and possibly speeding, lost control, flipping the car over.

The driver had minor injuries and was taken to Dan Trigg Hospital in Tucumcari. He has not been charged, but police are investigating.

via DWI suspected in fatal, one-car crash | Albuquerque Journal News.

Albuquerque: 2 killed, 1 child injured in DWI crash | krqe.com

A suspected drunk driving crash overnight killed one adult and one child, and left another child fighting for its life at UNM Hospital.

Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputies say the driver, 41-year-old Carlos Rosales-Polanco, was traveling in a truck northbound on Coors near Rio Bravo on Saturday night with his two kids and a female passenger inside.

That’s when witnesses say the truck suddenly sped up, hit a raised median and rolled into a field.

The female passenger, 30-year-old Adriana Chavez-Miranda, was killed.

Rosales-Polanco and two children, ages 10 and 1 1/2, were rushed to UNM Hospital where the 1 1/2-year-old succumbed to his injuries and died.

Deputies say it does appear alcohol and speed were factors in the crash.

Roasles-Polanco will be OK. He has been released from the hospital and booked into the Metropolitan Detention Center for vehicular homicide.

via 2 killed, 1 child injured in DWI crash | KRQE.

Hobbs, NM: Six-year-old, female among dead in DWI head-on | pvonlinenews.com

Two people are dead following what authorities believe is an alcohol-related crash on the Lovington Highway in Hobbs Friday.  Among the deceased is a six-year-old child.

According to Hobbs Police Public Information Officer Mike Weiss, a white Dodge pickup was traveling Northbound near Jack Gomez Blvd. around 10:21 p.m. and was swerving all over the road when it went into oncoming lanes and hit a red Chrysler car head-on.

The driver of the Chrysler has been identified as 44-year-old Prescilla Mungia of Hobbs, according to HPD.  She died at a local hospital.  A six-year-old passenger in that car died at the scene.  Police are not releasing the child’s name pending notification of next of kin.

The driver of the Dodge pickup is 27-year-old Keevisen James Gould of Red Valley, AZ.  Gould’s passenger, 34-year-old Shane Betselie of Bloomfield was transported to Lubbock, TX for his life-threatening injuries.

A third vehicle was involved in the crash, striking Gould’s truck after the head-on collision.  Neither the driver or passenger of that vehicle were hurt, police said.Weiss said DWI charges are pending against Gould.

via Six-year-old, female among dead in DWI head-on in Hobbs | Plains-Valley Online News.

Espanola, NM: Police identify alleged drunk driver in double-fatal crash | KOB.com

Justin Romero

New Mexico State Police have identified the alleged drunk driver arrested after a double-fatal crash near Espanola last Thursday.

Justin Romero, 26, of El Rito, New Mexico, is charged with two counts of homicide by vehicle under the influence of alcohol and evading an officer.

According to State Police, Romero was traveling north on U.S. 84 in a Ford pickup truck when he suddenly crossed into the southbound lane and struck another vehicle head on.

Two people in the other vehicle were killed: 23-year-old Leo Gurule and 45-year-old Carlos Archuleta.

The New Mexico State Police Crash Reconstruction Unit responded to the crash scene to complete a thorough and complete investigation of the crash.

via Police identify alleged drunk driver in double-fatal crash | KOB.com.

Belen, N.M. – Dad killed, girl hurt in suspected DWI crash | abqjournal.com

A 51-year-old Belen man was killed and his 11-year-old daughter critically injured after a suspected drunken driver drifted into the wrong lane and hit the man’s motorcycle on Saturday, according to State Police.

Daniel Sanchez, 51, was killed instantly, and his daughter was taken to the University of New Mexico Hospital.

Jacob Williams, 27, of Belen, faces charges of vehicular homicide and aggravated driving while intoxicated, second offense, after he allegedly drove left of the center line and collided with the motorcycle on State Road 109 just south of Belen around 5:30 p.m. Saturday, State Police said.

Williams was booked into the Valencia County Detention Center on a $20,000 cash only bail.

via Belen dad killed, girl hurt in suspected DWI | ABQJournal Online.

Albuquerque – Suspect in fatal DWI crash arrested | krqe.com

The FBI has arrested a driver they say was nearly four times the state’s presumed level of intoxication when he crashed his truck last week, killing his passenger.

Fanderick Chiquito, 23, of upper Fruitland is facing a federal vehicular homicide charge.

Investigators say he was trying to pass other vehicles on New Mexico 36 last Monday night on the Navajo Nation when he hit another car.

He and the other driver survived, but a woman with Chiquito died.

According to the FBI, his blood alcohol level was .29.

via Suspect in fatal DWI crash arrested.

Bernalillo County, N.M. – Man killed when rear-ended on Interstate by suspected drunk driver | abqjournal.com

Emily Ruffin.  (Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center)

Emily Ruffin

Thomas Fosbre, 69, of Peralta has been identified as the person killed in a crash on Interstate 25 Friday night, according to the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office said Fosbre was traveling north on I-25 at Bobby Foster Road when his vehicle was hit from behind by another vehicle driven by 60-year-old Emily Ruffin of Arroyo Seco.

Fosbre’s vehicle left the roadway and rolled. He was pronounced dead at the scene, a Sheriff’s Office spokesman said.

“Ruffin had an odor of alcohol emitting from her person,” the Sheriff’s spokesman said. “She blew a .08 or higher and was booked at (the Metropolitan Detention Center) for driving under the influence resulting in vehicular homicide.”

The investigation is ongoing.

via Peralta man killed in I-25 crash Friday night | ABQJournal Online.