State police investigating fatal crash

New Mexico State Police

DONA ANA COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico State Police were on the scene of a fatal crash in Dona Ana County on Friday.

Police say 19-year-old Tiffany Herrera from Bernio was driving eastbound on Stern Street when she lost control of the vehicle. She was driving with Monica Herrera-Sanchez, 23, when the vehicle flipped several times.

Both people were ejected from the vehicle; neither of them were wearing seatbelts.

Herrera was taken to a hospital where she died from her injuries. Herrera-Sanchez was also taken to a hospital and suffered serious injuries according to police.

Officials are currently investigating. 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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