Published: 10:19 pm, Tue. Mar. 15th, 2016
ROSWELL — A Texas woman was killed Tuesday afternoon when the vehicle in which she was a passenger rolled several times on U.S. 70 near Roswell.
Officers with the New Mexico State Police were dispatched at approximately 2:16 p.m. Tuesday to mile marker 320 on U.S. 70 in reference to a single-vehicle rollover.
Their initial investigation revealed the vehicle, driven by Ana Maria Soria, 35, of Amarillo, Texas, was eastbound when its right rear tire blew out, causing the driver to lose control and the vehicle to overturn several times in the median.
Passenger Sandra Soria, 33, of Canutillo, Texas, sustained fatal injuries in the wreck and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Ana Maria Soria and two young passengers identified as Luis Lopez, 11, and Lorenzo Lopez, 12, sustained serious injuries and were airlifted to University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. Three more passengers – Alfredo Soria, 72, Ana Laura Soria, 17, and Jessie Soria, 13 – were transported to Eastern New Mexico Medical Center in Roswell with injuries and are listed in stable condition.
The accident remains under investigation.