Two mothers are facing charges for a fatal I-25 crash that killed two children. According to the Albuquerque Police Department, twenty-three-year-old Alexis Martinez was intoxicated when she was driving and speeding when her car went airborne on the I-25 near Menaul. The vehicle then crashed into a wall.
Martinez’s friend, twenty-three-year-old Danielle Ortiz was in the passenger seat and the police confirmed that she too was drinking. Their two children were in the car as well.
Martinez’s seven-year-old daughter and Ortiz’s baby boy were killed at the scene of the fatal I-25 crash. The two other children, both under the age of five, were transported to the hospital. Albuquerque Police Department said that the women are facing charges of child abuse that resulted in death or serious injury.
Driving under the influence is illegal in New Mexico, as well as in any other state. Putting children in danger is a serious crime and the outcome of those charges is always high fines and prison time.
When children are involved in a similar accident, the parents or guardians can file a lawsuit against the driver. But, the parent as well can get a lawsuit, if they were operating the vehicle under the influence.
These types of cases are complex and require knowledge and experience from a criminal defense attorney. If you’re dealing with a similar situation, make sure to get your criminal defence lawyer as soon as possible. Your chances to win such a case on your own are very little.
Our team at FBD Law has experience and history with all sorts of criminal cases. If you have any questions about your case, we will gladly answer them. Schedule your first consultation with our New Mexico criminal defense lawyers today; we’ll review your case and represent you in court until the very end.