1 killed in crash involving DUI suspect on US-54 near NM-TX state line

Parnall Law News Team

OTERO COUNTY, NM — A 32-year-old woman faces multiple charges after a crash Sunday, March 5, that killed another on U.S. 54 in Otero County, reports KRQE.

Authorities said the fatal collision took place near the New Mexico-Texas state line.

A criminal complaint indicates the woman was behind the wheel of a vehicle that veered into the opposing lane and hit another vehicle head-on.

The other driver, whose identity remains undisclosed, was pronounced deceased on the scene, confirmed officials.

Following the event, the causing driver faces charges of “vehicular homicide, aggravated DWI, and reckless driving.”

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