3 dead in collision on US 550 near Cuba

3 dead in collision on US 550 near Cuba

There are 62 comments on the KOB.com Eyewitness News 4 - New Mexico story from May 23, 2009, titled 3 dead in collision on US 550 near Cuba. In it, KOB.com Eyewitness News 4 - New Mexico reports that:

State police say three people died Saturday in a collision on U.S. 550 near the northern New Mexico town of Cuba.

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axe

Farmington, NM

#1 May 24, 2009
This poor young lady had her life stolen from her. What a needless tragedy. Condolences to her family.
Farmington Resident

Albuquerque, NM

#2 May 24, 2009
This is completely tragic. Those who knew the young lady knew that she had just graduated from Farmington High this past Tuesday. My condolences to her family.
WHY

Albuquerque, NM

#3 May 24, 2009
people dont realize what can happen when traveling at high speeds on wet roads can cause till its to late .
Farmington Resident

Albuquerque, NM

#4 May 24, 2009
WHY wrote:
people dont realize what can happen when traveling at high speeds on wet roads can cause till its to late .
High speeds wasn't the reason.. The man had a heart attack causing him to cross the median, colliding into the young girls vehicle.

my prayers and condolences to the families of the victims

“Let's go racing boys!!”

Since: Feb 09

Farmington

#5 May 24, 2009
Does anybody know the girls name. I am getting worried. I have a few friends that just graduated.
Damon

Albuquerque, NM

#6 May 24, 2009
The girl's name was Larissa Perry. She was a good friend of mine. Such a tragedy that she left us so soon...

“Let's go racing boys!!”

Since: Feb 09

Farmington

#7 May 24, 2009
Damon, I am so sorry for your loss. Her family is in my prayers as well as you and her friends.
Jeff in sedillo

Huntsville, AL

#8 May 24, 2009
Farmington Resident wrote:
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High speeds wasn't the reason.. The man had a heart attack causing him to cross the median, colliding into the young girls vehicle.
my prayers and condolences to the families of the victims
Was a heart attack the official position of the police report?
SSU

Navajo Dam, NM

#9 May 24, 2009
My daughter sat behind Larissa at graduation. She went to school for many years - this is so tragic. She was a lovely young lady. I went to school with her mother, Michelle. They have been long time Farmington residents. We should pray for both families for comfort and healing as this is a huge loss for all involved.
nothing

Albuquerque, NM

#10 May 25, 2009
this girl was one of my best friends, and she meant alot to everyone... she will surely be missed..
Thor

Albuquerque, NM

#11 May 25, 2009
That is so sad and unfortunate. Maybe one day they will put up dividers on the median. People drive too fast on that road anyway.
Libby

Silverton, CO

#12 May 25, 2009
My husband and I came upon that accident shortly after it happened. He spent a good amount of time holding the girl's hand and trying to calm her.

We are so sad for this unneccesary loss. Our thoughts and prayers go to her family.

Walter and Libby Smith
Albuquerque
albsres

Albuquerque, NM

#13 May 25, 2009
Jeff in sedillo wrote:
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Was a heart attack the official position of the police report?
According to the family, the police reported the elderly gentleman had either a heart attack or possibly a stroke.
Williams

Prescott Valley, AZ

#14 May 25, 2009
Yeah this accident happen a mile and half north of shiprock, I was there...
JrW

Los Alamos, NM

#15 May 25, 2009
We were there trying to help. it took over 45 minutes for any emergency person to help. the eldrely couple was driving the van and they vered off the road and hit the young girl. she was trapped upside down. the elderly woman died instantly and the elderly man die about 15 minutes after while i was checking his pulse.
at least the young girl might have lived if rescuers had gotten there sooner. when the fire dept showed up instead of heading for the young girl trapped they wasted time getting there fire clothes on and aruging about which way there hose would be laid. i have been an EMT over 10 years. i come from a long line of family of rescuers. i have never seen such a jacked up scene, or a more unprofessional, unprepaired group of emergency workers in my life. had efforts not taken so long to get the young girl intrapped and get her to a hospital more quickly she might still be alive today.
i have seen a lot of sad and painfull things in my life time, but the lack of care or consern shown by the cuba are emergency system makes me want to vomit!!!!!
thank god for all the people that tride to keep her calm tried to clear traffic. thankg god for the people that had fire extinguishers to keep the car she was in from catching on fire.
thank god for all the people who did not have to stop and try to help but did.
I hope the family can take peace in knowing she was not alone and someone was with her the whole time.
Eltorro

Albuquerque, NM

#16 May 25, 2009
Way to go JrW. That was a good thing you did. It warms my heart to know that someone stopped and was with this young girl while she was suffering. Sure beats what some of these posters would have done.
David Perry

Huntsville, AL

#17 May 25, 2009
I'm Larissa's father. The lady in the car in front of her was a dr. and did everything she could to help her. I met her at UNMH. When they got her there the trauma surgeons did everything they could to save her life. She had so many internal injuries that they just couldn't do it. Larissa was the love of our lives and touched so many people. I talked to the state police this morning and they have no idea as to what happened yet. It is a needless acident. She was on her way down here so that we could go find her a new car for her graduation and she was leaving for London and Paris with her grandmother on Wednesday for her graduation trip. Both her mother and step father Ron and me and my wife Loreen are devistated that this happened. Her brother Dave so was so so close to her got to the accident scene and couldn't be with her, but we followed the ambulance to UNMH and were there when they told us they couldn't save her. All of the people at UNMH were truly upset for such a senseless loss of life. We are truly grateful for what time we had with Larissa and will truly miss her all the rest of our lives. All she wanted to do was to go to school to become a pediatrition to help kids throughout her life. She is still with us and now she is in heaven with her cousin Charley who died 8 years ago and she loved to no end. She was truly a very special and one of a kind person and there is a hole in our hearts that she is gone. I love and miss you Larissa.
David Perry

Huntsville, AL

#18 May 25, 2009
Williams wrote:
Yeah this accident happen a mile and half north of shiprock, I was there...
This accident happened 20 miles south of Cuba. I don't know where you were, but it wasn't at this accident.
David Perry

Huntsville, AL

#19 May 25, 2009
Libby wrote:
My husband and I came upon that accident shortly after it happened. He spent a good amount of time holding the girl's hand and trying to calm her.
We are so sad for this unneccesary loss. Our thoughts and prayers go to her family.
Walter and Libby Smith
Albuquerque
If you were there like you said, I truly thank you for staying with my daughter through all of this. We tried to get there and couldn't do it soon enough and had to follow the ambulance to Albuquerque. Thank you again.
David Perry

Huntsville, AL

#20 May 25, 2009
nothing wrote:
this girl was one of my best friends, and she meant alot to everyone... she will surely be missed..
This is her father and I'd like to know who you are.

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