Edgewood, NM (November 16, 2019) – Around 3 a.m. on Sunday, police claim that a woman was charged following a serious fatal crash on Route 66 in Edgewood.
At the time, 38-year-old Karla Muenze was headed eastbound on Route 66 when her Hyundai suddenly collided with a Ford Explorer. One person in the Explorer died before the police arrived. She was identified as Jeanne Marie Hodge.
Muenze claimed that she was driving to work and fell asleep behind the wheel when she crashed into the other vehicle. One person, however, spoke with police and said that Muenze drank the night of the crash with her dinner.
The driver of the Explorer told police that he was the Hyundai driving at high speeds in his rearview mirror and attempted to jerk the car to the side but was unable to get out of her way in time.
The passenger was ejected from the Ford and the driver had to pull her out from under the vehicle. She tragically passed away at the scene of the accident.
Muenze was arrested. A police investigation continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
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