Posted on Apr 28, 2023

News: Woman sentenced to 37 months for fatal crash on State Road 118

ALBUQUERQUE, NM - A New Mexico woman has been sentenced for causing a fatal car crash in McKinley County, federal prosecutors announced.

The U.S. Attorney for the District of New Mexico said Wednesday that 31-year-old Betrina Harry Grey of Pinedale was sentenced to 37 months in prison for the Oct. 14, 2017 accident.

Investigators said Grey, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, was driving while intoxicated when she lost control of her vehicle on State Road 118 near the turnoff for the Fort Wingate Army Depot.  The vehicle rolled and two passengers were ejected.  One of them died at the scene, while the other passenger was rushed to the hospital with a significant brain injury.  

In her plea agreement, Grey admitted that her blood alcohol content at the time of the crash was .16. She pleaded guilty in October 2022 to one count each of involuntary manslaughter and assault resulting in serious bodily injury. Upon her release from prison, Grey will be subject to 3 years of supervised release.