AZTEC, NM - The New Mexico State Police are investigating a fatal accident that occurred last week in San Juan County.
According to an NMSP news release, the incident happened May 17 on US 550 north of Aztec. State Police said a woman was driving a 1998 Jeep SUV southbound on the highway at about 7:30 p.m. when she approached a left-hand curve. The driver was unable to negotiate the curve and went off the roadway. The Jeep struck a tree and rolled over.
The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. She was identified as 29-year-old Salina Levi of Aztec.
State Police said alcohol, speed, and failure to utilize seatbelts appeared to be contributing factors in the crash and fatality.
Our Albuquerque car accident lawyer will continue to monitor this developing story and provide any updates as they are made publicly available.
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