Police charge 26-year-old woman in connection to fatal DWI-related crash

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Police arrested 26-year-old Jennifer Muñoz in connection to a DWI-related crash that killed an Albuquerque mother.

Muñoz faces a count of vehicular homicide after she ran a red light then crashed into the side of Janell Katesigwa’s car.

According to APD, Muñoz was driving 89 mph on a road with a 35 mph speed limit. Police also said they found bottles of alcohol and a jar of THC inside her vehicle.

Court records show Muñoz has a history with drugs and petty crime like shoplifting and speeding. She was also on probation up until two months ago.

Muñoz will be booked into the Metropolitan Detention Center upon her release from the hospital.

The victim, Janell Katesigwa, leaves behind four children.