1 dead, 1 hospitalized after Tuesday accident in Quay County

News

QUAY COUNTY, N.M. (KAMR/KCIT) — Officials with the New Mexico State Police released information on a Tuesday afternoon accident that left one 11-year-old Clovis resident dead.

According to a news release, officials with the police were called to a single-vehicle crash involving a 2017 Hyundai four-door passenger car at approximately 12:40 p.m. Tuesday on State Road 469 near milepost 11 between Grady and San Jon.

After an initial investigation, officials stated that the vehicle, driven by an 18-year-old female from Clovis, was travelling north on State Road 469. The vehicle left the roadway and slid sideways into a power pole. The 11-year-old passenger suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was airlifted from the scene to a Texas hospital and her condition is not known.

Officials believe that alcohol is not a factor in the incident and seatbelts appeared to have been worn by both individuals. The crash continues to be under investigation by the New Mexico State Police.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Video Forecast

Don't Miss