Man sentenced for deadly DWI crash in Gallup
March 07, 2018 06:19 PM
GALLUP, N.M. – A mangled Ford SUV tells the story of a tragic DWI crash in southwestern New Mexico. The man responsible for that crash will now spend 15 years behind bars.
It happened May 1, 2017, on NM State Road 118 in Gallup. The single-vehicle crash claimed the lives of 20-year-old Janice Miller and 43-year-old Jennifer Johnson. Three children were also seriously injured.
Elijah King was arrested at the scene but told officers another man was driving.
Through extensive interviews, obtainment of surveillance video, and follow up, officers were able to prove without a doubt that King was indeed the driver.
He pleaded guilty in McKinley County District Court to two counts of homicide by vehicle from DWI and three counts of child abuse resulting in great bodily harm.
Updated: March 07, 2018 06:19 PM
Created: March 07, 2018 10:28 AM
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