Santa Fe, NM - Jacqueline Morfin Killed in Accident on I-25
Santa Fe, NM (April 25, 2020) - A 10-mile, high-speed chase resulted in the death of an Alcalde woman and the injury of two state police officers on Wednesday night, April 22nd. Jacqueline Morfin, 37, was killed after her vehicle struck a barrier at around 9:45 p.m. on I-25. Morfin was reportedly speeding in a Dodge Caravan when officers attempted to stop the vehicle, causing the driver to flee.
According to local sources, the driver exited NM-599, made a U-turn, and struck the patrol vehicle. Morfin then re-entered the highway, traveling south in the northbound lanes, before striking a concrete barrier. The Dodge became engulfed in flames, and Morfin was killed in the accident.
The two officers in the patrol vehicle were taken to a nearby hospital in Santa Fe.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Jacqueline Morfin at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
High-Speed Crashes in New Mexico
Each year, speeding is responsible for thousands of deaths around the country. On average, more than 25 percent of fatal accidents involve speeding drivers. Despite the known risks of speeding, too many drivers make a habit of speeding.
In the state of New Mexico, the plaintiffs have a right to be fully compensated for injuries resulting from the actions of a negligent party. When calculating the extent of a victim’s damages, many different factors are taken into consideration. These include the suffering endured by the victim and the extent of their financial damages resulting from the car accident.
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