NMSP: Woman faces charges for fatal I-25 DWI crash
SANTA FE COUNTY, N.M. — A 26-year-old woman was arrested and charged for her role in a fatal DUI crash on I-25 south of Santa Fe.
Around 11:47 p.m. Sunday, New Mexico State Police officers were called to a two-vehicle crash on I-25 near milepost 268. Officers discovered a 2013 Ford F-150 was traveling fast on southbound I-25 when the driver of the truck rear-ended a 2001 Ford F-150 also traveling south on I-25, causing the 2001 F-150 to roll over.
One of the passengers in the 2001 F-150, 63-year-old Albuquerque resident Juanita Ojeda, was killed in the crash. A 15-year-old male passenger and the 60-year-old man who was driving were transported to a Santa Fe hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
The driver of the 2013 F-150 was identified as Jacqueline Amber Bailon, who was uninjured and was arrested at the scene. Bailon was booked into a Santa Fe jail and was charged with vehicular homicide while driving under the influence.
NMSP indicated all occupants in the 2001 F-150 were wearing their seatbelts properly. Excessive speed, alcohol and drugs are believed to be contributing factors in the crash, according to NMSP.