2 Women Pronounced Dead after Auto Collision near Arizona-New Mexico Border

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (April 12, 2022) – Late Saturday night, Kelli Ingle and Chelsea Valladares were killed in a car crash on Interstate 40.

Around 11:00 p.m., their eastbound vehicle struck the guard rail near the Arizona-New Mexico border. The car then came to a stop in the middle of the road, where a semi-truck hit the vehicle.

Due to the impact of the collision, medics pronounced 21-year-old Valladares dead at the scene. Meanwhile, paramedics airlifted 22-year-old Ingle to Gallup Hospital, where she later succumbed to her injuries.

According to the family of Ingle, she and Valladares were seniors at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix and would travel frequently to New Mexico. At the time of the crash, the two were on their way to visit Ingle’s family.

In addition, there has been no update regarding the current condition of the semi-truck driver.


The team at Sweet James would like to extend their sincere sympathies to the loved ones of Kelli Ingle, and Chelsea Valladares. May you find comfort and strength during this time.


The sudden loss of a loved one in a car accident is an extremely difficult time for the surviving family. At Sweet James, their experienced lawyers can help with your situation. They are here to provide you with unmatched legal representation during this trying time. Rest assured, you have an enthusiastic attorney on your side. They will fight to hold the responsible party accountable and help you receive compensation to pay for the high costs of medical, funeral, and legal expenses. Call their office today at (800) 975-3435. Need help after hours? Reach out to them by online chat, email, or text message. Moreover, if you are a family member of any of the victims involved in this accident, click here to request a police report.

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