Two New Mexico residents were killed in a single-car accident while speeding in excess of over 100 mph on Sunday, January 4, 2009 in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Police are saying that the driver, 23-year old Carlos Marmolejo, and passenger, 21-year old Lucero Ramirez, died at the scene of the auto accident in the early morning hours.
According to State Police Captain Richard S. Williams, Marmolejo was speeding in his 2001 Dodge while driving east on the State Highway 28. Around mile marker 21, he lost control of his car as it left the two-lane road and crashed into two pecan trees near. While it is uncertain right now why he lost control of his car, the high speeds to which he was traveling made survival of this one-car accident extremely unlikely.
It is unknown whether Marmolejo was driving under the influence (DUI), so police are requesting a toxicology exam from the state medical examiner.
This was the first fatal auto accident, involving a wrongful death, in the Las Cruces area this year.
The automobile accident attorneys who work at our firm hope that people understand just how important safe driving techniques are. Maybe if Mr. Marmolejo had driven his car at a more reasonable speed, instead of speeding, he and Ms. Ramirez could have avoided this terrible fate. Our only hope is that others can learn from mistakes like these.
Always wear your seat belt, always drive the speed limit, and always make sure that you are covered by the best car insurance policy that you can afford.
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