Police vehicles involved in crashes

In a little more than one day, two law enforcement officers from different agencies were slightly injured in unrelated crashes.

A Clovis police officer was transported to the hospital, treated and released Oct. 1 after he was involved in a lunchtime crash at Grand Avenue and Tennessee Street, Capt. Patrick Whitney said.

Whitney said Brian Encinias was traveling on Grand Avenue when another vehicle pulled out in front of him. Whitney said Encinias swerved to avoid a collision and hit a utility pole.

The other driver, a 74-year-old man, received a citation for failure to yield on a left turn.

The next night, Curry County Sheriff’s Deputy Miguel Galley was involved in a crash on N.M. 209.

Just after 5 p.m., Sheriff Matt Murray said, Galley, thinking the road was clear, made a U-turn to check traffic and collided with another vehicle.

Both Galley and the other driver were transported to Plains Regional Medical Center, where they were treated and released, Murray said.

Murray said New Mexico State police were called to investigate the crash and the investigation was ongoing.