Colorado fugitive caught in Taos

Frankie Perea
Frankie Perea who is wanted in Colorado was found living in Taos.

TAOS, N.M. (KRQE) – A Colorado fugitive wanted in connection with a crash that killed a 16-year-old girl has been captured in Taos.

State police found 27-year-old Frankie Perea living with family member when authorities arrived, Perea fled the scene, but was caught after a short chase.

Perea, who has a lengthy criminal background, is accused of crashing a car with the 16-year-old inside. He remains in custody at a Taos County adult detention center.

No word when he will be extradited to Colorado to face charges. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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