Alejandro Santiz Mendez, 27, Benito Gutierrez, 27, and Eduardo Rodriguez-Guiterrez killed, four others injured in crash on Interstate 40 near Tucumcari, New Mexico

Modified Date: 
Tue, 12/05/2023 - 10:27am
Accident Date: 
Friday, December 17, 2021

Multiple Fatal Single Vehicle Rollover Crash on Interstate 40 in Quay County

The initial investigation indicates a 2002 Mercury Mountaineer SUV, driven by a 31-year-old male from Mexico was traveling east on Interstate 40 when the Mercury sustained a tire blowout. 

Three die in rollover

Three passengers, Alejandro Santiz Mendez, 27; Benito Gutierrez, 27; and Eduardo Rodriguez-Gutierrez, no age listed; died. Mendez and Gutierrez were pronounced dead at the scene by the Office of Medical Investigator. Rodriguez-Gutierrez died of his injuries while being flown to an Amarillo hospital.

Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Alejandro Santiz Mendez
Benito Gutierrez
Eduardo Rodriguez-Guiterrez
Interstate 40

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