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Lori Johnson dead after fiery head-on crash with alleged drunk drive Victor Torres on Route 66 near Tijeras, NM

Modified Date: 
Wed, 04/22/2015 - 7:55pm
Accident Date: 
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

1 killed in head-on crash near Tijeras

BCSO says Route 66 will be closed through at least 8 a.m. They're asking that people avoid the area.

1 killed in fiery crash near Tijeras

Deputies say it’s too early to determine if the driver was under the influence at the time of the crash.

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"She was doing what she would have wanted to do - love her grandkids - and she didn't make it home," said her daughter, Audrey Knudsen.

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Torres has caused a lot of problems around New Mexico in the past, many of them involving alcohol. State police believe Torres had been drinking and they say he’s already had three DWI arrests.
An unindentified driver was headed east on Route 66 near Tijeras at about 5:15am, when they for some reason crossed the center line into oncoming traffic, and collided head-on with a westbound vehicle. The driver of the westbound vehicle was injured, but survived, and one other person was killed. No other information is currently available; check back for updates on this developing story.
Type: Car Accident
Head-on, Fire
People Involved: 
Lori Johnson
Victor Torres
Route 66

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