Suicidal Woman Causes Crash on I-10
POSTED: Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 6:35pm
UPDATED: Sunday, January 30, 2011 - 9:58pm
LAS CRUCES— A crash on Interstate 10 on Wednesday was caused by a woman who, according to police, had left a morbid note to her parents.
Police in New Mexico said the woman was traveling eastbound on I-10 when she purposely crashed into a semi-truck that was going the other direction on I-10, Wednesday morning.
Authorities confirmed that when they arrived at the scene of the accident, the 18-year-old admitted she was trying to kill herself when she collided with the tractor-trailer.
Police said the woman was sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, and the man driving the semi-truck only walked away with a scratch on his arm.
Raul Martinez, the lead investigator in the case with New Mexico State Police, said the woman may face charges because she may have caused injuries to others.
“It's going to the district attorney's office because of damages and possible injury to the truck driver,” said Martinez.