Colorado fugitive caught 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.

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