New Mexico State Police arrest El Paso man in fatal crash near T or C, NM

EL PASO, Texas - New Mexico State Police have arrested 26-year-old Enrique Gomez Portillo of El Paso in connection with a fatal traffic collision near Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.

He has been charged with Homicide by vehicle (under the influence of alcohol) (3rd Degree Felony),  Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (1st Offense), and Careless Driving.

Police say that at about 4:50 a.m. Wednesday, officers responded to milepost 73 on I-25 northbound  in relation to a two-vehicle crash involving a fatality.

Police say a 2010 Honda, driven by Enrique Gomez Portillo, rear ended a 1967 Honda motorcycle being driven by 69-year-old Isidro Blea of T or C.

The impact caused Blea, who was not wearing a helmet, to be ejected from the motorcycle.

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