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Woman charged with vehicular homicide in Tuesday fatal crash


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A woman has been charged with vehicular homicide in connection with a Tuesday crash in southeast Roswell that led to the death of the woman’s sister.

Roswell police obtained an arrest warrant late Friday charging 70-year-old Inez Crawley of Los Lunas with homicide by vehicle, according to a press release issued by the Roswell Police Department. Crawley is also charged with a traffic-control signal violation.

Crawley was allegedly driving a Toyota Camry shortly before 11:30 a.m. Tuesday when it collided with an F-150 pickup truck at the intersection of Southeast Main Street and East Brasher Road.

The press release states that Crawley’s sister, 76-year-old Ellen Adams of Albuquerque, who was a front-seat passenger at the time of the crash, died at the scene from her injuries.

Investigators later determined that just before the crash, the Camry was heading south on Southeast Main Street when it failed to stop for a red light at the intersection of Southeast Main and Brasher, according to the press release.

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The pickup was driven by a 48-year-old Roswell man and was traveling west on Brasher and passing through the intersection — with a green light displayed for the F-150’s direction of travel — when the Camry rammed into the passenger side of the pickup.

The driver of the pickup was not injured.

Breaking news reporter Alex Ross can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 301, or breakingnews@rdrnews.com.