Farmington police investigate fatal crash

Farmington, N.M. – The Farmington Police Department’s traffic reconstruction team is investigating the cause of a fatal crash that occurred the morning of Monday, July 26, 2021.

At around 9:21 a.m., officers responded to a rollover crash near the intersection of Murray Dr and Broadway. The passenger car left the roadway near the right-turn lane from Broadway onto Murray Dr and traveled across a dirt area. The vehicle became airborne over Murray and then rolled through a business parking lot. The front-seat passenger, 65-year-old Roger Olguin Sr., was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the car, 39-year-old Desiree Olguin, was also ejected from the car. She was transported by paramedics to San Juan Regional Medical Center and eventually to UNMH in Albuquerque, where she is being treated. Speed is suspected to be a factor in the crash. FPD’s traffic reconstruction team is still determining the cause of the crash. 

The Farmington Police Department encourages all drivers in the area to slow down and take their time. We’ve seen a recent increase in serious traffic collisions. Please travel the roadways safely and be aware of posted speed limits.