Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Sheriff Suspects Alcohol In Fatal N.M. 68 Wreck.

Byline: Journal Staff Report

A 16-year-old driver was killed last week and his passenger is in critical condition following a head-on crash that most likely was alcohol-related, the Rio Arriba County Sheriff's Department reported.

Daniel B. Trujillo of Chili was killed about 7:15 p.m. Friday on N.M. 68 near Velarde when he drove a 1988 Toyota Tercel head-on into another car, Deputy C.D. Lopez reported. Lopez said Trujillo was driving northbound in the southbound lane.

Andres Chacon, 38, of Hernandez was a passenger in Trujillo's car and suffered massive head and other injuries. Chacon was airlifted to University Hospital in Albuquerque where he was listed in critical condition Tuesday. …

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