Mia Martinez, 8, killed in head-on crash on La Plata Highway just north of New Mexico-Colorado state line

Modified Date: 
Sat, 11/24/2018 - 1:42pm
Accident Date: 
Monday, April 18, 2016

Girl killed in head-on crash on La Plata Highway

Nyesha Candelaria, 32, of Durango was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Uplander north with four passengers – the 8-year-old girl, a 1-year-old girl, a 9-year-old boy and 7-year-old boy – when she collided with a southbound 2009 Kia Sorento driven by Mindy Walck, 38, of Hesperus.

Children in fatal Southwest Colorado crash not wearing seat belts

Candelaria was driving north on La Plata Highway (Colorado Highway 140) when she hit snow and ice and lost control of her 2005 Chevrolet Uplander, Driscoll said. The van crossed the center line into oncoming traffic and collided head-on with a 2009 Kia Sorento.

Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Nyesha Candelaria
Mindy Walck
Mia Martinez
Arianna Aguilar
Shawn Martinez
Andreas Martinez
Angelo Aguilar
City: 
Marvel, CO

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