Fatal Crash in Otero County, NM

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Tularosa, NM – On March 5, 2023, at around 10:50 p.m., the New Mexico State Police investigated a fatal crash involving a side by side off road vehicle in Tularosa, NM.

The initial investigation indicated that a 2021 Polaris side by side, driven by Aubrey Pinson, (33) of Tularosa was traveling northeast on Sabinat Lane. For reasons still under investigation, the Polaris left the roadway and struck a road sign and telephone pole. Ms. Pinson was transported to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.

Alcohol does appear to be a contributing factor and seatbelts do not appear to have been properly utilized.

This crash is being investigated by the New Mexico State Police.