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Chaparral, NM - Jose Marrero, Desiree Saenz Killed in Head-On Crash on NM-213

January 19, 2023
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Chaparral, NM (January 19, 2023) - An El Paso man is facing charges after a deadly head-on collision in the Chaparral area on Tuesday evening, January 17. 

The deadly accident was reported on NM-213 near mile marker 1 at around 5:25 p.m. It was reported that a gray Jeep, a black Toyota Scion, and a third, unidentified vehicle collided at the scene. Emergency responders found that two people had been killed in the collision. 

The deceased parties were identified as 20-year-old Jose Marrero and 20-year-old Desiree Saenz. It was later revealed that 37-year-old James Patrick Woods was headed north in the Jeep at a high rate of speed when he veered into oncoming traffic and hit the Toyota driven by Marrero. The Jeep then became airborne before hitting the third vehicle. 

Wood fled the scene but was later apprehended by local authorities. He is facing several charges related to the crash. 

An ongoing investigation into the cause of the deadly accident is underway. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of Jose Marrero and Desiree Saenz at this time.

Fatal Head-On Collisions in New Mexico

Chaparral, NM - Jose Marrero, Desiree Saenz Killed in Head-On Crash on NM-213Head-on collisions are the most dangerous type of traffic accident, with statistics indicating that they result in fatalities 58% of the time. Although they make up a small percentage of all recorded auto accidents, they account for more than 10% of all fatal traffic accidents each year. These accidents are often caused by drivers who veer into oncoming traffic and hit another vehicle head-on. 

A car accident can have a significant impact on your physical and emotional well-being, both in the short and long term. It's essential to have an experienced personal injury lawyer to help you seek fair compensation for your injuries. At Will Ferguson & Associates, we understand that each case is unique and take a personalized approach to help you achieve the best possible outcome. 

Whether you are recovering from severe injuries or facing financial challenges, our skilled car accident attorneys in New Mexico can help you file a claim against the at-fault driver and make sure you don't have to pay for accident-related expenses out of your own pocket.

Losing a loved one in a tragic accident can be devastating and leave a lasting impact on your life. At Will Ferguson & Associates, we understand the pain and grief experienced by New Mexico families who have lost a loved one. Our Chaparral wrongful death attorneys are dedicated to helping these families through this difficult time by seeking financial compensation to support their healing. If you need help after losing a loved one, please do not hesitate to contact our office at (505) 243-5566 to schedule a meeting with one of our attorneys.

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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