Teen Dies After One-Car-Rollover - Cibola Beacon: News

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Teen Dies After One-Car-Rollover

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 12:00 am

CIBOLA COUNTY - Julia Christina Ortiz, 16, died from injuries sustained during a single-vehicle accident that occurred about one mile past the Western New Mexico Corrections Facility on Lobo Canyon Road at about 11 a.m., Wed., Sept. 26.

According to Tony Mace, undersheriff for Cibola County Sheriff’s Office, officers at that scene determined that Ortiz might have driven slightly off the shoulder.

In her attempt to get the vehicle back onto the road she may have over-corrected, causing the small Geo-Tracker to swerve back onto the road.

She lost control, which caused the vehicle to rollover, according to law enforcement officials.

Ortiz was ejected from the vehicle and sustained a serious head injury. Alcohol was not involved in the incident, according to officers.

Mace reported that the driver had a provisional license and was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.

Upon their arrival on the scene, Mount Taylor Ambulance Service staff requested PHI Air Medical for medical assistance. She was then airlifted to the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque.

Ortiz died at the UNM hospital on Sept. 27.

The young woman was home schooled and had achieved high school status as a senior.

See the obituary in today’s Beacon on page 2.

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
  • 2 Don't Threaten or Abuse. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. AND PLEASE TURN OFF CAPS LOCK.
  • 3 Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
  • 4 Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 5 Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 6 Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Welcome to the discussion.

1 comment:

  • maxwell posted at 5:35 am on Mon, Feb 18, 2013.

    maxwell Posts: 20

    This is an unfortunate incident, teens sometimes drive so recklessly on the road. They need to learn about road safety, not just the teens all car owners should be concerned with safety rules along with car show etiquette if they are in love with the car shows.

     

Connect with us

Follow us on Facebook