Update Sept. 17 at 3:30 p.m.
Mary Elizabeth Duncan, 36, died when a Honda Civic she was driving rolled on West Rim Road Thursday afternoon (Sept. 16). Her passenger, 58-year-old Joy Right Bridge, survived with injuries. Duncan lived in Ojo Caliente and had begun a new job with AAA Home Care in August, according to her Facebook page.
Duncan was not wearing a seat belt, according to investigators. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
One person was killed and another was seriously injured in a single-vehicle rollover on West Rim Road Thursday afternoon (Sept. 16) in Taos County, according to reports on emergency radio channels.
Members of the Taos County Sheriff's Office, Carson Fire Department and Taos County Emergency Services responded to the scene of the accident, located around mile marker 6, approximately 20 minutes after a bystander reported the crashed vehicle mid afternoon on Thursday.
A rescue helicopter with Care Flight, a regional life-flight service, touched down on the roadway, which was still closed to traffic as of around 4 p.m.
While the identity of the deceased was unknown as of press time, radio reports described the occupant who survived the crash as a woman in her 50s. Reports further indicated she may have suffered two broken legs and other injuries in the crash.
First responders utilized the "jaws of life" to extract her from the vehicle, loaded her into the helicopter and took her to an unknown location for medical treatment.
The helicopter lifted off around 4:45 p.m.
The New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator also arrived on the scene.
Drivers are urged to avoid the area and stay a safe distance from the scene of the accident.
This story is still developing.