Posted on Jun 25, 2024

Crash on US-70 near Ruidoso leaves woman dead, child injured

TULAROSA, NM - A single-vehicle accident on US Highway 70 in New Mexico Friday left a woman dead and a child injured, according to a KVIA report.

The crash happened along a stretch of the highway between Tularosa and Ruidoso.  Investigators said 24-year-old Shannon Valdez was behind the wheel when her car went off the roadway, crossed the center median and rolled several times.

Valdez was killed in the wreck while a boy in the car with her was taken to an area hospital. There was no immediate word on his condition.

Authorities are continuing to investigate the cause of the wreck.

Our Albuquerque car accident lawyer will continue to monitor this developing story and provide any additional information as it is released to the public.