5-year-old injured when ejected from vehicle during crash on Highway 84 in Española, New Mexico

Modified Date: 
Tue, 12/05/2023 - 10:27am
Accident Date: 
Sunday, November 7, 2021

Española mother, boyfriend face charges in crash that injured 5-year-old

An Española mother and her boyfriend are facing charges in a car crash that ejected and seriously injured a 5-year-old girl. Christian Veliz-Vasquez and Adilene Mingura face charges including child abuse resulting in great bodily harm or death after the crash along Highway 84 on Sunday.

Couple faces criminal charges in car crash that ejected child

Later, the couple said they got into an argument and Veliz-Vasquez demanded to drive Mingura home. When they left, they buckled Mingura’s 5-year-old daughter in the backseat of his green Honda car, which did not have a car seat, according to the statement.

At some point, Mingura said, the 5-year-old unbuckled her seatbelt, the statement added.

Type: Car Accident
Roadway: 
Highway 84

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