Sheriff’s Office Identifies Main Hill Road Accident Victims

Emergency responders at the scene of Monday’s single-vehicle crash in the canyon below Anderson Overlook. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos County Sheriff’s Office has identified the male and female seriously injured and air lifted to area hospitals Monday after their vehicle left the roadway near Anderson Overlook and landed in the canyon.

The driver of the maroon colored 2004 Nissan Sentra is Zachery Sanchez, 30, of Los Alamos and the passenger is Andrea Harvier, 31, of Espanola.

“We’re still investigating the cause of the accident,” said Major Ken Johnson of the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office. “We have not been able to interview the occupants yet but eyewitnesses say the vehicle was parked on the shoulder near mile marker 4 heading into Los Alamos. They saw it move forward about 100 feet, veer to the right and drive over the cliff,” said Major Ken Johnson of the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office. “The female was ejected from the vehicle at about 50 or 75 feet. The vehicle with the male inside continued to fall to where it came to rest at about 100 feet down from the roadway above.”

Johnson said Harvier remains in critical condition at UNM in Albuquerque and Sanchez has been upgraded to stable condition at CHRISTUS St. Vincent in Santa Fe.

“Hopefully in the next few days we’ll be able to interview them and move forward with the investigation,” Johnson said.