Fatal Crash in San Miguel County, NM

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Pecos, NM – On May 6, 2023, at around 12:30 a.m., the New Mexico State Police investigated a fatal crash involving two vehicles on State Road 50 in Pecos, NM.

 The initial investigation indicated that a 2016 Dodge Ram pickup truck, driven by Gene Romero (26) of Pecos, NM was traveling westbound on State Road 50 at a high rate of speed. Mr. Romero left the roadway and drove onto the eastbound shoulder. Mr. Romero overcorrected and struck a vehicle driving eastbound, head on.  Mr. Romero sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased on the scene by the Office of the Medical Examiner. The driver of the other vehicle was transported to an area hospital. Their condition is unknown.

 Alcohol appears to be a contributing factor in this crash.

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