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Update: Driver who caused four-vehicle crash in Las Cruces hospitalized

By: Jesse Martinez
LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- A four-car crash in Las Cruces had one person airlifted to an El Paso hospital Wednesday night.

The accident happened around 8:30 p.m. near Main Street and Alameda Boulevard, police said.

Police said Michael Burton was suspected of driving drunk on a suspended license when the accident happened.

Burton, 21, was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Colorado on El Paseo Road, and when he turned onto Main Street, his vehicle jumped the center median and struck a 1980 Jeep that was stopped on South Main Street, police said.

The force of the crash pushed the Jeep into a Honda Pilot that then pushed a Saturn Outlook.

The occupants inside the Honda and Saturn were not seriously injured, but the driver of the Jeep was trapped inside his vehicle and received a leg injury, police said. He was taken to Memorial Medical Center for treatment.

Burton, was found unresponsive at the scene and was airlifted to University Medical Center in El Paso. As of Thursday morning, he was in stable condition, police said.

Burton was cited for driving while intoxicated, careless driving, driving on a suspended license and not wearing a seat belt, police said.

At the time of the crash, portions of Main Street and El Paseo Road were closed as police investigated the scene.

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