NMSP: 1 killed in head-on crash near Clines Corners
SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico State Police is investigating a head-on crash on U.S. 285, near Clines Corners, that claimed the life of one person Sunday.
The crash happened near mile marker 259 around 2 p.m. Sunday.
A woman was driving southbound when she tried passing a car in front of her. At the same time, a pickup truck was traveling northbound with a car behind them.
Her car and the pickup truck hit head-on. The car behind the truck was also involved.
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities identified her as 66-year-old Leticia Lancaster-Valois of Oklahoma City.
Meanwhile, paramedics took all other passengers and drivers to the hospital. Their conditions are unknown.
Detectives found everyone used their seatbelts properly and that alcohol wasn’t a factor in the crash. State Police are still investigating.