Former Los Alamos resident and teacher Dorothy (Dottie) Mullins was killed Sunday, Dec. 9 in an accident along I-25 Sunday night. Mullins, 54, was born and raised in Los Alamos and was teaching at Kearny Elementary School in Santa Fe.
New Mexico State Police Officers responded to a two-vehicle crash on I-25 northbound just north of the La Cienega exit, according to an announcement by the New Mexico Department of Public Safety.
Officers arrived on scene to find a 2009 Chevy passenger vehicle had been struck by a 2003 Chevy truck. Upon further investigation it was discovered that the 2009 Chevy had slid off the roadway due to snow packed and icy road conditions and struck the barrier wall.
The vehicle was disabled and had come to rest in the middle of both northbound lanes of travel facing west.
The driver of the 2003 Chevy truck was also northbound and was not able to see the 2009 Chevy and struck it as it was disabled in the middle of the interstate.
The driver and sole occupant of the 2009 Chevy was identified as Mullins, now of Santa Fe. Mullins succumbed to her injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
I-25 northbound lanes were closed while officers investigated the crash. Contributing factors have been identified as snow packed and icy roads. Alcohol or Seatbelts were not a factor in this crash.
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