Written by Officer Ray Wilson 06/29/2020
Sandoval County, NM – On June 27, 2021, at around 10:00 p.m. the New Mexico State Police was requested by the Santa Ana Pueblo Police Department to investigate a fatal All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) crash on Ranchitos Road on the Santa Ana Pueblo north of Bernalillo.
The initial investigation indicates that a 2018 Polaris ATV, driven by Darren Antonio Lujan, 28, of Bernalillo, NM, was traveling north on Ranchitos Road at a high rate of speed. For unknown reasons, the ATV left the roadway and rolled. Lujan sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased by the Office of the Medical Investigator. A 38-year-old female passenger was injured and transported to an area hospital. Her condition is not known.
Alcohol and excessive speed are believed to have been factors in this crash. The occupants were not wearing helmets. This crash was investigated by the New Mexico State Police Uniform Bureau.