VCSO investigates fatal crash on NM-47 near Belen

Parnall Law News Team

VALENCIA COUNTY, NM — Deputies responded to a fatal collision last Friday on New Mexico State Road 47 near northeast Belen, reports KRQE.

Officials with the Valencia County Sheriff’s Office arrived on the scene at the intersection with Entrada Road on October 21, at around 9:00 p.m.

The circumstances behind the wreck remain under investigation, but a witness said they heard a “loud vehicle” fleeing the scene moments later.

Deputies discovered the driver of another vehicle deceased at the scene.

At this time, no information on the make and model of the fleeing vehicle has been released.

Due to the nature of the fatal wreck, investigators are handling the case as a possible homicide.

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