Clovis woman charged in fatal crash
November 3, 2011
A Clovis woman used her vehicle to run her boyfriend's vehicle off the road, causing an accident Tuesday night that killed one person and sent four others to the hospital, according to the Curry County Sheriff's Office.
Guadalupe Flores, 26, was arrested Thursday and charged with one count of homicide and four counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, according to Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller.
Brandon Vann, 26, a passenger in the front seat of the vehicle forced from the road, was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. The sports utility vehicle rolled several times, according to police.
Waller said based on witness statements the fatal crash, which occurred about 10:40 p.m. on U.S. 60-84 about four miles west of Clovis, was part of an ongoing dispute between Flores and Anthony Mah, the driver of the vehicle forced from the road.
Waller said witnesses told investigators Flores began chasing Mah's 1995 Ford Explorer containing four passengers Tuesday night near West Seventh Street.
Flores rammed the back of Mah's vehicle with the front of her vehicle multiple times, according to witness statements.
Mah and the three other occupants were seriously injured and transported to Plains Regional Medical Center. Waller said he was unsure if they are still in the hospital.
Flores is being held in the Curry County adult Detention Center on a $500,000 cash only bond.