Prosecutors in a criminal case involving a Los Alamos man successfully petitioned the district court for the man’s medical records recently. The suspect, Zachary Sanchez, 31, was involved a car accident Aug. 14, 2014, near Anderson Overlook on NM 502. Sanchez’ car plummeted 200 feet off a ravine. Zachary’s then-girlfriend, Andrea Harvier, 32, was in the car.
Harvier survived, but paramedics noted Sanchez had moderate injuries while Harvier, who was found outside the car, had suffered “great bodily injury.”
During initial interviews with police, Sanchez said Harvier was the driver, saying she had been “acting crazy,” and that when he pulled over to that section of NM 502, she grabbed the wheel and jerked it to the right, saying, “I want to end our lives.”
However, further investigation by law enforcement found inconsistencies, and in a statement released by the Santa Fe County sheriff, the sheriff’s office gave cause to believe that it was Sanchez who was the driver.
“It was determined based on several factors that the driver of the vehicle was Zachary Sanchez and not Andrea Harvier as initially reported,” according to a statement in one of the sheriff’s warrants.