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Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 21:09
SOCORRO, NM — A woman was killed and a man arrested on DWI charges after a 3-vehicle collision near Socorro Wednesday night.
The accident happened around 10:30 p.m. on I-25. Officers arrived to find that a Cadillac was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes when it struck a Honda. The Cadillac came to rest in the middle of the southbound lanes and was then struck by a GMC van.
Bertha Sanchez, 42 of El Paso was a passenger in the Honda and was pronounced dead at the scene. Three other passengers of the Honda were taken to Socorro General Hospital and one was flown to UNMH in Albuquerque and is in critical-stable condition. Two passengers of the GMC van were transported to El Paso with minor injuries.
The driver of the Cadillac, Reyes Duran, 21of Socorro was taken to Socorro General Hospital with minor injuries, treated and released. Duran was then arrested by State Police for DWI.
Police said alcohol was a contributing factor in this crash.