Fatal wreck near Portales

Freedom New Mexico

One person died and a mother and two children were injured in an
automobile collision just before 9 p.m. Thursday night on U.S. 70
northeast of Portales.

State Police Sgt. Clint Varnell said a small pickup truck appeared
to have t-boned a small car. The driver of the car was killed, Varnell
said.

The passengers of the truck, the mother and two children, were taken
to Roosevelt General Hospital, he said. Varnell said they might have
been transported to somewhere else from there.

State Police were still investigating the scene of the accident at
press time and were withholding identification of the persons involved
until families could be notified.