Doña Ana County

INVESTIGATORS SEEK WITNESSES AFTER MOTORCYCLE CRASH

INVESTIGATORS SEEK WITNESSES AFTER MOTORCYCLE CRASH

            Traffic investigators with the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department are hoping to speak with anyone who might have witnessed a March 9 crash that sent a Santa Teresa woman to an El Paso hospital.

            Berenice Reyes, 24, was a passenger on her husband’s 2007 black Harley Davidson motorcycle at about 9 a.m. that Thursday. According to one witness, a truck traveling westbound on Sunlit Valley Drive pulled out in front of the southbound motorcycle on Country Club Road in Santa Teresa near the intersection of Sunlit Valley Drive.

            The truck was described as a late 90s model Ford or GMC. Witnesses could not give any other details of the truck.

            Crash investigators say it appeared the driver of the motorcycle tried to stop the bike in an effort to avoid the truck, but then lost control. Both riders, neither of which was wearing a helmet, were thrown from the motorcycle.  

            Reyes was transported to University Medical Center, where she is still being treated for potentially life-threatening injuries.

            Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department at (575) 525-1911. 

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Reporters seeking additional information or interviews may call Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department Communication Specialist, Kelly Jameson, at (575) 386-4302.