Posted on Nov 22, 2023

Woman facing charges after street racing crash in Roswell

ROSWELL, NM - Police said a woman is facing charges in connection with a crash that occurred in Roswell recently.

The Roswell Daily Record reports 26-year-old Sidney Mirella Martinez-Gomez of Roswell was one of the two drivers involved in a street racing incident Nov. 12.

A Chaves County Sheriff's deputy attempted to stop the two vehicles at about 1:35 a.m. but the drivers did not pull over and a pursuit ensued.

The sheriff's office said Martinez-Gomez was fleeing in a white Honda when she crashed over the sidewalk at East Second Street and North Garden Avenue.  The vehicle hit a light post and came to rest near a bench.  No one was injured in the crash.

Martinez-Gomez was taken into custody and has been charged with aggravated fleeing a law enforcement officer and racing on highways.  She was released on her own recognizance.  Investigators were reportedly still trying to identify the driver of the other vehicle involved, an SUV.

Stay tuned for updates from our Albuquerque car accident lawyer on this developing story.

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