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Las Vegas, NM - 1 Killed, 2 Injured After Head-On Crash on NM-518

February 20, 2020
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Las Vegas, NM (February 20, 2020) - Officials from the New Mexico State Police were at the scene of a fatal collision near Las Vegas, New Mexico on Tuesday, February 18th. The collision occurred on NM-518 when a 2014 Nissan and a 2013 Cadillac collided head-on just north of Las Vegas. Local sources revealed that Maria Adela Urioste, 72, of Las Vegas was killed in the crash. 

Urioste was a passenger of the Cadillac, which was driven by a 22-year-old Las Vegas woman. Two other parties were also injured following the crash. The driver of the Nissan, a 27-year-old Taos woman, was flown to a medical facility in Albuquerque for treatment. 

The cause of the crash isn’t known at this time. NMSP is conducting an investigation into the accident.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Maria Adela Urioste at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Deadly Head-On Collisions

Las Vegas, NM - 1 Killed, 2 Injured After Head-On Crash on NM-518Head-on crashes are some of the most devastating. Sometimes these accidents happen when drivers lose control of their vehicle. In other cases, they are caused by inattentive or distracted drivers who veer into oncoming traffic.

Head-on collisions only account for a slight 2 percent of all reported crashes. However, they are responsible for 10 percent of roadway fatalities. Injured parties may be able to pursue lost compensation by contacting a qualified New Mexico car crash attorney.

The legal team at Will Ferguson & Associates is here to help. We understand the difficulty of dealing with the aftermath of a sudden accident. Contact us today at (505) 243-5566 to see how we can help. 

Note: This post was created specifically utilizing secondary sources. It is to be used independently by Will Ferguson & Associates. Our team has not autonomously verified the information used by these news sources and, if any information seems to be inaccurate, please reach out and let us know so we can immediately make corrections as they become necessary.

Disclaimer: At Will Ferguson & Associates, it is our goal to honor the victims of the nightmarish accidents that often take place in New Mexico. We would also like to familiarize the public with ways they can avoid a similar fate and what they can do, should the unthinkable happen. The information contained within this article is not to be viewed as any type of medical or legal advice. The photographs depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.


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