NM woman dies after falling from moving truck

November 20, 2013 • State News

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe man is facing a homicide charge after his girlfriend fell from his moving truck and later died from her injuries.

Police say the accident happened Monday along Esplendor Street.

Investigators are trying to determine if 24-year-old Jennifer Martinez was possibly pushed out of the truck, jumped out, if the door was closed improperly or if the door was faulty.

Her boyfriend, 24-year-old Moses Trujillo, was initially arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Police say he smelled of alcohol, had bloodshot eyes and failed a field sobriety test.

Trujillo told investigators Martinez accidentally fell out while he was making a left turn. He called 911.

Police say Trujillo is being held in the Santa Fe County jail. It’s not immediately clear if he has an attorney.

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