SOCORRO, New Mexico (STPNS) -- A San Antonio woman died Saturday, Oct. 10, as a result of a single vehicle accident about one mile south of Socorro on Interstate 25.

Sheriff’s Deputy Anthony Lukesh said Monica Romero, 20, was traveling southbound when she lost control of her 2002 Ford Ranger at mile marker 146.

“A witness who was traveling northbound reported that the pickup left the roadway, overcorrected, and ran off the other side of the roadway, rolling multiple times before coming to rest on its top,” Lukesh said.



He said the vehicle rolled eight times and that speed was a factor in the crash.

Romero was pronounced deceased at Socorro General Hospital. Lukesh said she was wearing a seatbelt. The accident was not alcohol or drug related.

A 2007 graduate of Magdalena High School where she won numerous awards in leadership and 4-Hand, Romero was a Socorro County Fair and Rodeo Queen attendant.

She was currently working toward a degree in medical sonography as a sophomore at New Mexico State University.