Man killed in single-vehicle crash in Curry County

CNJ staff

A man was killed and another is in critical condition after a single-vehicle crash Sunday night on State Road 467.

State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock said the victims’ names are being withheld until next of kin have been notified.

Glascock said the crash happened around 9:15 p.m. at a curve near mile marker 14, a couple miles south of the overpass at U.S. 60/84.

Glascock said the vehicle was traveling northbound at a speed too fast to safely navigate an eastward turn in the road.

The driver overcorrected and the vehicle rolled, ejecting all four occupants, he said.

One man was pronounced dead at the scene, three other male occupants were transported to Plains Regional Medical Center, where one of the men was later airlifted to a Lubbock hospital in critical condition, Glascock said.

Glascock said it was the second serious crash of the day.

Around 4:30 p.m. a 16-year-old Melrose girl was seriously injured when the car she was driving struck an SUV head-on on U.S. 60/84.

The girl was driving eastbound and was in the westbound lane passing another vehicle when her vehicle crashed into a westbound SUV.

Glascock said she was airlifted to a Lubbock hospital.