Posted on Nov 03, 2023

Driver sought in fatal hit-and-run on Interstate 25 near Santa Fe

SANTA FE, NM - The New Mexico State Police initiated a search for the driver involved in a fatal crash on Interstate 25 Sunday afternoon, the Santa Fe New Mexican reports.

The accident took place along Interstate 25 northbound between Santa Fe and Eldorado at about 1 p.m.  State Police said an unknown vehicle made a turn in front of a 2022 Kia passenger vehicle and caused that car to go off the roadway, where it rolled over.

One occupant of the Kia was pronounced dead after being rushed to an area hospital.  She was identified as 37-year-old Kristina Esterheld of Arvada, Colorado.  The other person in the Kia was hospitalized with undisclosed injuries.

The driver of the other vehicle fled the scene and is being sought by the NMSP. Our Albuquerque car accident lawyer will provide any updates via this news blog as they are made publicly available.

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