1 arrested in crash that injured officer

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A woman is behind bars in connection to the high-speed car chase and crash that left a Corrales police officer seriously injured.

Now police say they are still searching for another person of interest.

Casey Williams was booked into the Sandoval County Detention Center Wednesday night.

Corrales police say Williams was arrested on a warrant for charges from the crash that injured Officer Jeremy Romero. He had just recently joined the department.

That crash happened early in the morning last Tuesday. Police say Officer Romero tried to pull over the driver of a stolen car on Corrales Road, but they wouldn’t stop.

The driver reached speeds of 100 miles per hour before both the suspect and Officer Romero lost control and crashed.

Romero’s car rolled, seriously injuring him.

The other car hit a fence and the driver ran away.

Investigators used receipts found inside the stolen car to track down surveillance video from stores, narrowing down their search to two persons of interest.

One of those people was identified as Casey Williams.

Corrales police say they’ll be interviewing Williams Wednesday and are still looking for a male person of interest.

Williams is facing charges including leaving the scene of an accident, eluding a police officer and possession of a stolen vehicle.

Corrales police say Officer Romero has now undergone four surgeries for his injuries.

He should be transferred soon to a hospital in Denver that specializes in spinal injuries.

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