SANTA TERESA, New Mexico (KFOX14) — A man has been charged with homicide by vehicle in connection with a four-vehicle crash that killed an El Paso woman on May 9 in Sunland Park, New Mexico.
District Court Judge Conrad Perea found Eric Solis, 29, of Odessa, Texas, to be a danger to the community and found that no release conditions would reasonably protect the safety of the community.
Solis is being held at the Doña Ana County Detention Center without bond awaiting trial on one count of homicide by vehicle, 5 counts of causing great bodily injury by vehicle, aggravated fleeing a law enforcement officer and driving with a suspended license.
According to New Mexico State Police, Solis was driving a 2015 Ford Super Duty truck around 95 mph when he ran a red light and drove into the intersection of State Road 273 and State Road 136 and oncoming lane of traffic to avoid law enforcement.
Police said Solis' truck hit the first of three vehicles from behind, forcing that vehicle into the second that was waiting at the light. Solis' truck continued moving because of the high speed he was traveling at and rammed a third vehicle head-on, pushing it completely off the roadway, according to police.
The driver of the third vehicle, Danielle Perez, 32, from El Paso, Texas, died at the scene, according to NMSP.
NMSP said children from the third vehicle had to be extracted by the Sunland Park Fire Department and were taken to a local hospital.
A total of six people were injured and taken to hospitals, NMSP said.
The driver of the first vehicle Solis' truck struck and passengers from the second vehicle struck were also taken to a local hospital with injuries, according to NMSP.
Investigators said Solis was found to have an invalid or suspended license and the Ford Truck he was driving had a suspended registration and insurance.
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