Melrose girl killed in vehicle accident

Freedom Newspapers

A 7-year-old Melrose girl was killed Saturday morning when the vehicle in which she was riding crossed an ice- and snow-covered road, traveled into a dirt field and overturned about 15 miles north of Melrose, according to state police.

Shiloh Northrup was a passenger in a GMC Yukon driven by her mother, Patricia D. Lunn, 38, also of Melrose. They were traveling south on State Road 268 when their vehicle crossed the roadway into an east dirt field at 7:33 a.m., the police report said. Lunn, Northrup and two other passengers were ejected when the vehicle overturned three times, coming to rest on its roof and landing on the 7-year-old, the report said

Lunn and two other children, Victoria Northrup, 10, and Cordell Northrup, 8, sustained injuries and were transported to Plains Regional Medical Center, according to police.

New Mexico State Police Sgt. Chad Davis said the occupants were not wearing seatbelts.

Davis said Cordell Northrup walked down the road after the accident to get a passing motorist to help.