Motorcyclist in fatal collision identified as Santa Fe attorney

September 19, 2018

The Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Tuesday that Santa Fe attorney John Greg Camp was the motorcyclist who died Monday morning after a car collided head on with him on U.S. 84 north of Hernández.

Spokesman Randy Sanches said Camp, 53, died at the scene of the crash, about half a mile north of the U.S. 84/285 fork, around 9 a.m. Monday. A state public defender said Camp was on his way to a District Court hearing in Tierra Amarilla.

Jose Duran, 20, was driving his 1998 white Honda Civic southbound when, for an unknown reason, he crossed into the northbound lane and collided with Camp’s BMW Touring motorcycle, Sanches said.

Duran, a Hernández resident, was airlifted to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center and underwent emergency surgery Monday afternoon, Sanches said. He sustained fractures in his legs, shoulder and collarbone as well as a punctured lung. Duran was still in critical condition Tuesday, Sanches said, and investigators were waiting for him to recover to conduct an interview.

There was no passenger in Duran’s vehicle, Sanches said, although he’s heard there are rumors that a female was involved.

“There’s a blanket that was discarded in the car,” Sanches said. “I think people are confusing that blanket with covering a body.”

Camp was wearing full safety gear, including a helmet, boots, gloves, padded jacket and pants, he added.

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