State police today identified Michael S. Smith, 43, of Portales as
the person killed in a two-vehicle accident Thursday night outside
According to a New Mexico State Police press release, Smith was
traveling west on State Road 202 and failed to yield while trying to
make a left turn on U.S. 70 to head to Portales.
Smith’s Chevrolet Malibu was struck on the driver’s side by a GMC Sierra truck driven by Rosa Dominguez of Clovis.
Smith, known as Scott to family and friends, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Dominguez, 30, and her two daughters, Kayla, 3, and Kamila, , were
transported to a Lubbock hospital where they were in stable condition
Kamila Dominguez was ejected from the pickup truck and was found
still in her child seat, which was not secured to the pickup itself by
a seatbelt, police said.
State police investigators at the site did not believe alcohol played a role in the crash.