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Jimmie and Melissa Crawford and their children Grant, 4, and Chace, 2, killed in two-vehicle collision on US 550 near Cuba, New Mexico

Modified Date: 
Mon, 05/29/2017 - 12:14pm
Accident Date: 
Friday, May 12, 2017

Sandoval County Deputies investigate a head on DWI crash with several fatalities

Deputies say the crash happened just after 8:00 p.m. Friday when a large work truck was north bound on US 550 and crossed into the southbound lanes colliding with a Chevrolet Tahoe head on.

SCSO: 5 dead in Friday evening crash near Cuba NM

Authorities say the Tahoe caught fire as a result of the crash. The police report says there were four occupants; two adults, a toddler and an infant in the Tahoe. 

5 die, including infant and toddler in head on-collision

The Chevrolet Tahoe was occupied by two adults, a toddler and an infant. Their identities have not been determined and their next of kin have not been notified.

Fiery crash kills ‘perfect family’

The family was headed to Albuquerque for a weekend youth soccer tournament when Sandoval County sheriff’s deputies say a “large work truck” crossed into oncoming lanes on U.S. 550 about 15 miles south of Cuba hitting the Crawfords’ SUV head on.

Family friends mourn after fatal crash on U.S. 550

Services for the Crawford family are still being planned. But in the meantime, anyone looking to help the family can find their GoFundMe page here.

Report: Tire blowout caused crash that killed New Mexico family, man

When asked if a sober person would have been able to gain control of the vehicle in that situation– an expert told investigators “yes”. Deputies are still awaiting an autopsy report to determine whether Ortega was drunk.     

Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Jimmie Crawford
Melissa Crawford
Grant Crawford
Chace Crawford
Paul Ortega
Roadway: 
US 550
City: 
Cuba, NM

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