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Driver huffed air duster prior to fatal crash, police say

Meg Hilling
May 28, 2018 05:37 PM

FARMINGTON, N.M. – New details have surfaced regarding a deadly pedestrian crash in Farmington last Thursday.


The Farmington Police Department reports that 23-year-old Myles White struck and killed 76-year-old Theresa Morris, who was standing in her front yard on the 700 block of west Apache Street.

According to the police report, White admitted to huffing air duster in nearby parking lot moments before the crash. Officers say White blacked out while driving and veered off the road striking Morris, a brick fence and a building in the process.

Police say they were on the scene quickly as an officer had witnessed the entire crash. White reportedly did not show signs of impairment during a sobriety test but was made "larger than normal movements with his arms and legs."

White now faces DWI and reckless driving charges. He is also facing two petty misdemeanors charges for crossing traffic lanes and not being licensed.

As the holiday weekend wraps up, police remind residents to drive carefully and be aware of their surroundings.


Meg Hilling

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