Farmington officers lift SUV off woman

DWI crash

FARMINGTON, N.M. (KRQE) – The quick actions of some officers saved a woman’s life. Nellie Morales, 33, rolled her SUV into a ditch on January 3rd in Farmington. In the video it is dark but you can see the SUV on its side on top of her.

The officers knew they had to get it off of her fast. They got it off right as paramedics arrived. Officers later determined Morales had been drinking. She spent weeks in the hospital and was then charged with aggravated DWI and driving with a suspended license. 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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