NM-599 crash kills one, drunk driving suspected

Posted at: 11/09/2012 5:46 PM
Updated at: 11/09/2012 10:13 PM
By: KOB.com staff

A man is dead and another was taken to the hospital following a suspected drunk driving crash.

Santa Fe police are trying to determine who was responsible.

The crash occurred Thursday night as the SUV the two were driving was exiting US-84/285 onto NM-599.

Police said the driver lost control at the exit and flipped over.

66-year-old Manuel Vigil died in the crash.

The other man in the SUV was taken to the hospital.

Police are not sure if that man was the driver or the passenger. If he was the driver, police want to charge him with vehicular homicide and drunk driving. Investigators said they found alcohol in the vehicle.