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UPDATED: Rio Rancho Police Investigate Fatal Crash

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Rio Rancho police are investigating a fatal crash that claimed the life of a 51-year-old woman on Wednesday afternoon.

Rio Rancho police and Rio Rancho Fire Rescue were called out to a serious T-bone crash involving a car and a pickup truck just before 1 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of N.M. 528 and Sundt.

Upon arrival, officers found the 51-year-old woman, who was a passenger in a car, pinned inside the four-door sedan. She was unresponsive, according to Rio Rancho police spokesman Sgt. Nicholas Onken. Despite the “best efforts” of first responders and paramedics she died at the scene, Onken said.

The sedan’s driver and a toddler in the car as well as a man and a woman who were the occupants of the pick-up truck sustained non life-threatening injuries. All four were taken to area hospitals for their injuries.

There are no further details at this time.


Rio Rancho police say one person was killed in a crash that occurred about 1 p.m. Wednesday on N.M. 528 near Sundt.

The person killed was driving a car that also had an infant passenger inside. The infant is expected to survive, according to Rio Rancho police spokesman Sgt. Nicholas Onken.

N.M. 528 is back open in both directions. Sundt remains closed at N.M. 528, Onken said.


N.M. 528 southbound is closed at Sundt due to a serious motor vehicle crash involving a fatality, according to Rio Rancho Police Sgt. Nicholas Onken.

Police are redirecting traffic in the area.  There is no further information at this time.

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