- Associated Press - Thursday, July 6, 2017

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - Authorities say a Roswell man has been formally charged in a five-vehicle crash that fatally injured a woman more than two years ago.

Roswell police say 68-year-old Orlando Padilla is accused of driving under the influence of a prescription drug when he allegedly caused the May 2015 crash.

Padilla is charged with homicide by vehicle and driving under the influence of a medication used to treat insomnia.

The criminal complaint and arrest warrant were filed June 28 in Roswell Magistrate Court.

Padilla turned himself in to authorities on July 3.

Police say Padilla’s vehicle allegedly crashed into the back of a pickup truck driven by 77-year-old Zora Lykins as it was stopped at a red light.

Lykins died of her injuries at a Texas hospital three days later.

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