State police: Investigation continues in officer’s crash

Jared Tucker

Saturday’s rollover accident involving Portales Police Officer Lee Ferguson — the officer’s third on-duty accident in four years — remained under investigation Monday night, police said.

State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock said the investigation into the accident is ongoing and no charges had been filed Monday night against either Ferguson or the 75-year-old Portales man driving the car Ferguson was trying to avoid when he crashed.

“There are a couple of issues we’re dealing with at hand regarding the responsibility to yield and seat-belt usage,” Glascock said.

After reviewing the dash-cam video on the police car and comparing it to evidence at the scene, Glascock said officers estimated 60 mph might have been the minimum speed Ferguson was traveling when he crashed.