9-year-old boy killed in Santa Fe crash
February 22, 2019 05:17 PM
SANTA FE, N.M. - Santa Fe police are trying to figure out what caused a deadly crash that killed a 9-year-old boy this morning, and left his father in critical condition.
Police have identified the boy as Jeremiah Archuleta. Santa Fe Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Veronica Garcia says Jeremiah was a fourth grader at Gonzales Community School.
"When children lose a peer, particularly at that age, it's very traumatic for them because it brings their own mortality into light, and we're not supposed to lose young people like that," Garcia said.
The crash happened around 7:30 a.m. Friday at the intersection of Hickox and St. Francis, a portion of which was closed for several hours while officers investigated the crash.
Garcia says Jeremiah's father was driving him to school when the crash happened. She says the district made phone calls to all of the parents of students in Jeremiah's class.
"Because they need to be prepared that their children are going to come home probably very upset," she said.
An adult and child in the other vehicle involved were also hospitalized with injuries that police say were not considered to be serious.
Santa Fe police say the investigation remains active as they try to determine what caused the crash and if any charges will be filed.
Updated: February 22, 2019 05:17 PM
Created: February 22, 2019 12:32 PM
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