Two Killed in Otero County Crash
Otero County, NM - On November 18, 2021, at approximately 5:07 p.m., the New Mexico State Police investigated a three-vehicle double fatal crash near the intersection of White Sands Boulevard and Panorama Boulevard in Alamogordo, NM.
The initial investigation indicated a 2001 Dodge Durango SUV, driven by a 39-year-old female from Alamogordo, NM, was traveling north on White Sands Boulevard. For reasons still under investigation, the Dodge entered the intersection of Panorama Boulevard and struck a 2018 Kia Optima passenger car that was turning south onto Whitesands Boulevard. After the collision, the Kia struck a third vehicle, a 2006 GMC pickup truck, which was parked at the intersection.
The driver and a passenger in the Dodge, a 45-year-old female from Alamogordo, NM sustained unknown injuries and they were both transported by emergency medical personnel to an area hospital. The driver of the Kia, Treyon Marquet Johnson (31), and a passenger, Dolores Schuler (85) both from Alamogordo, NM, sustained fatal injuries in the crash. Both Johnson and Schuler were pronounced deceased on scene by the Office of Medical Investigator. A third passenger in the Kia, a 23-year-old female from Alamogordo, NM sustained unknown injuries in the crash and was transported by emergency medical personnel to an area hospital. The driver of the GMC, a 56-year-old female was uninjured.
It is unknown if alcohol was a contributing factor. This crash remains under investigation by the New Mexico State Police with the assistance of the New Mexico State Police Crash Reconstruction Unit. Based on the outcome of the investigation, charges are pending for the driver of the Dodge. State Police generally does not identify the names of victims and drivers who are not charged with a crime.
Information from New Mexico State Police.