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Las Cruces, NM - Luis Mendez Killed in DUI Crash on Bataan Memorial

February 14, 2020
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Las Cruces, NM (February 14, 2020) - An Onata High School student was killed in a crash in Las Cruces, New Mexico on Saturday, February 8th. The crash occurred near the intersection of Bataan Memorial West and Tayvis Road early that morning. Initial reports revealed that two vehicles were involved in the accident. 

Luis Mendez, 18, was killed in the accident. The circumstances of the crash aren’t known at this time. Adolfo Gurrola-Romero was arrested following after the accident for charges of vehicular homicide and aggravated DWI.

This story is still developing. Local authorities are currently investigating the cause of the accident. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Luis Mendez at this time.

New Mexico DUI Collisions

Las Cruces, NM - Luis Mendez Killed in DUI Crash on Bataan Memorialjuries at Juan Tabo & Lomas BlvdsDrunk driving is a massive safety concern. New Mexico has one of the worst drunk driving problems in the country. 1,037 fatal crashes in the state in 2015 involved alcohol.

When a motorist is intoxicated, it impacts their ability to drive safely. Reaction time and reasoning are both greatly reduced. Injured parties may be able to pursue lost compensation for their injuries. 

The legal team at Will Ferguson & Associates can help you recover after an accident. Reckless drivers should be held accountable for their injuries. Give us a call at (505) 243-5566 to discuss your case with a New Mexico car crash attorney today. 

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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