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1 Dead After Alcohol Related Wreck Near Hereford

One person is behind bars and another is dead after a Sunday evening wreck near Hereford.

Just before 10pm, 25-year-old Hector De La Cruz was traveling eastbound on FM 1062 in the wrong lane.

Cruz struck a 2017 Dodge Ram driven by 25-year-old Cesar Meza-Santellanes head-on.

A passenger in the Ram, 46-year-old Eduviges Santellanes was transported to the Hereford Regional Medical Center where she died from the injuries sustained in the crash.

Two other passengers in the Ram were treated and later released.

De La Cruz was also transported to the Hereford Regional Medical Center where he was treated and later released and arrested for intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault.

The driver of the Ram had also been drinking and charges are pending with the outcome of the investigation.



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