Copy of Head-on collision kills pregnant mother


A pregnant mother and her unborn baby died after a crash near Dona Ana County on Thursday.

It happened about 10 p.m. on New Mexico State Road 136, near Santa Teresa.

24-year-old Cynthia Gamboa, driving a 2009 Toyota, was traveling east on the road when she crossed into the center median and was struck by Nissan. 

Gamboa, who was approximately 35 weeks pregnant, died after airlifted to an El Paso hospital. 

Her unborn child also died.

The 20-year-old driver of the Nissan was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital. 

Alcohol was not a contributing factor in the crash, seat belts did not appear to have been used properly. 

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