Two women eject in State Road 150 rollover

Accident marks second rollover in one week

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Two women were hospitalized Sunday evening (March 4) after their car rolled over on State Road 150 near the intersection with Piñon Road in Taos County, the same stretch of roadway where a Carson man had been killed in a rollover a week earlier.

Taos County Emergency Services and the Taos County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to the scene of the crash around 4:30 p.m. and found a 1996 Subaru that had rolled at least twice, but had landed right-side up.

The responders discovered the two women, 37-year-old Stephanie Brown of Albuquerque, the driver of the vehicle, and Merrilee Martin, a passenger, outside the vehicle — both having ejected as the car rolled.

Medics took them to Holy Cross Hospital, where they are currently being treated for injuries the sheriff's office described as "serious, but non-life-threatening."

Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe said that an on-scene investigation indicated that neither woman had been wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. Hogrefe added that both speed and alcohol may have contributed to the accident.

The sheriff's office obtained a warrant to perform a blood test, though charges had not been filed as of press time Sunday night.

This is a developing story. For updates, check back here at taosnews.com.

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