On February 1, 2022, Carolina Hincapie was moving back to Houston, TX from Colorado to help her mother care for her father. Her boyfriend, Joe Korbee, was with her to help her with the move. As they were traveling east past Santa Fe, NM, their car was struck by a semi-truck. It took emergency crews over an hour to pull Joe from the wreckage. He sustained severe, life-threatening injuries including a TBI. Carolina was killed on impact.

Carolina was a wonderful person with a great sense of humor. She had everything going for her and was loved deeply by many. She was looking forward to a fresh start in Houston and excited to be with her beloved family and friends again. In a fraction of a second, her life ended prematurely, and many others were changed forever in an crash that was completely preventable.