Las Cruces teen dies in rollover

Sunday, September 1, 2013 - 4:10pm

A Las Cruces woman died in a single vehicle rollover crash on I-25 in Doña Ana County Friday.  The victim is identified as Amanda Varela, 18.

According to New Mexico State Police, Varela was traveling south on I-25, about 10 miles north of Las Cruces, when she lost control of the pickup truck she was driving, causing the truck to roll several times.

Varela was thrown from the truck and died on the scene.  Investigators said she was not wearing a seat belt.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash.


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