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Home City: Las Vegas, NM
Crash Anniversary: November 11, 2006
A collision killed five members of a Las Vegas, New Mexico family when a drunken driver hit them head-on. The Gonzales family was on their way home from the Gaylord Sheppard Soccer Tournament at the Bernalillo Soccer Complex on Saturday. They stopped in Santa Fe for dinner before getting back on the highway and continuing toward their home in Las Vegas. The crash killed Paul Gonzales, 36; his wife, Renee Collins Gonzales, 39; their daughters Jacqueline Gonzales, 11; and Selena Gonzales, 10; and Paul's stepdaughters, Alicia Garcia, 17; and the sixth occupant of the minivan, Paul's other stepdaughter, Arissa Garcia, 15. The crash occurred about halfway between the Old Pecos Trail and Eldorado exits and spurred a massive response from county, city and state law enforcement and emergency personnel.