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Good Samaritan killed at scene of 5-car pileup in New Mexico

March 28, 2019

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a 16-year-old girl is accused of careless driving and driving under the influence following a five-car pileup in which a woman who stopped to help was killed.

The New Mexico State Police says the teenager was driving a car that crashed and blocked a westbound lane of U.S. 70 near Las Cruces on Wednesday evening, leading to the pileup with four other vehicles.

The State Police says 51-year-old Lorenza Nunez stopped at the initial crash scene to help and to warn oncoming traffic.

Nunez died at the scene of injuries suffered when an SUV, a car and a pickup pulling a horse trailer struck the stopped vehicles.

The State Police says the dark road and no lighting contributed to the crash.

The 16-year-old girl’s identity wasn’t released.

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