New Mexico State Police are investigating the head-on collision that killed 17-year-old Erika Herrera last Tuesday.
Troopers say two Ford pickup trucks were driving opposite ways on Bonita Vista in Valencia County. Near this particular road, there is a curve that is across from a PNM solar farm. Police say both vehicles were navigating the turn when both cars crashed head-on. It’s important to note that it was raining heavily at the time of the incident and both vehicles were traveling at high speeds.
Investigators believe one of the vehicles started to hydroplane as it came around the curve causing both vehicles to collide. The aftermath of the crash was devastating and left the whole Valencia County community in mourning. A Los Lunas School resource officer was first at the scene and called in the accident. Emergency personnel rushed to the scene but were unable to save Erika Herrera. The person who was driving the car Herrera was in was unharmed and released at the scene. The boy and girl in the other vehicle both sustained injuries and were taken to the hospital.
New Mexico State Troopers listed the cause of the crash as high speeds and wet road conditions. The investigation is still underway and more information is likely to be released in the following weeks. We offer our condolences to the Herrera Family and the families of those involved as they cope with this stressful situation.
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