May 21, 1915

The Clovis News reported a man “giving his age as 21 but who appeared younger” was killed in an accident at the Santa Fe Railway shops. Eugene Morris of Canada was buried in Clovis at his mother’s request. … The newspaper also reported a 4-year-old child swallowed “69 cathartic tablets,” but had been treated and […]

Woman dies from auto accident injuries

Freedom Newspapers A 47-year-old Portales resident died Thursday in a Lubbock hospital a day after being injured in an auto accident in Littlefield, according to a news release from Eastern New Mexico University Information Services. Kimberly Lutnesky, 47, was the wife of ENMU professor Marv Lutnesky, according to the ENMU release. Lutnesky was attempting to […]

Accident victim’s baby dies

By Freedom Newspapers A Portales infant born following an accident on U.S. 70 between Portales and Clovis has died, according to the baby’s family. Riley Joshua Partin-Greenwalt, son of Emily Partin of Portales and Coby Greenwalt of Clovis, died Thursday after four days in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock. The […]

CNJ employee dies in accident

CNJ staff Co-workers rarely recalled seeing Steve Aguilar around the Clovis News Journal office without an ear-to-ear grin or baseball cap atop his clean-cut brown hair. They also recalled his passion for sports. “I’m a (Chicago) Cubs’ fan,” CNJ Circulation Sales Manager Shaun Lynch said, “and he (Aguilar) was an L.A. Dodgers’ fan, so I […]

Underage drivers cause concern for law enforcement

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer In recent weeks, youths in their early teens have been involved in vehicle accidents, confirming concerns law enforcement officers have about underage drivers. On Oct. 3, two 14-year-old Farwell boys were killed and two were seriously injured when a vehicle one of them was driving rolled over on a […]

Texico residents allowed to go home

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer More than a dozen Texico residents were allowed to return to their homes around 2:30 p.m. Friday, two days after a truck accident resulting in a fuel spill forced their evacuation, according to Texico Fire Chief Lewis Cooper. The residents of five homes in the 300 block of north […]

Sept. 10, 2006 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: On Sept. 1 an officer took a report about a vehicle accident involving a city trash truck. The trash truck driver said the accident occurred about noon at the intersection of Sycamore and Brady streets. He told police he swerved to avoid […]

Portales youth killed crossing road

By Freedom Newspapers A 7-year-old Portales girl was struck by a pickup truck and killed Thursday as she attempted to cross a highway east of Portales, according to New Mexico State Police. Mireya Tarango was crossing the highway from a neighbor’s home to her home on N.M. 88 when she was struck, according to investigating […]

Driver cited in fatal accident

CNJ Staff The driver of a truck involved in a fatal two-vehicle accident July 24 near Pleasant Hill was cited last week for a moving traffic violation, according to the Curry County Sheriff’s Department. John Folsom, 29, failed to yield at a stop sign at the intersection of N.M. 77 and N.M. 108, Curry County […]

Clovis man dies in accident near Pleasant Hill

CNJ staff A 48-year-old Clovis man died in a late-night collision Monday at an intersection one mile east of Pleasant Hill, according to the Curry County Sheriff’s Department. George Lopez died at the scene, according to Curry County Undersheriff Doug Bowman. Bowman said a truck driven by John Folsom, 29, of Milk Transport Services in […]

Head-on collision takes lives of mental patients

By Don McAlavy: local columnist Six people were killed and three others critically injured in a head-on collision three miles east of Fort Sumner on Highway 60 on the night of Nov. 16, 1950, the Clovis News Journal reported the next day. Five apparently died instantly and the other was dead on arrival at Clovis […]

Accident claims Portales teen

Freedom Newspapers A Portales teen died in a car accident Sunday morning 10 miles east of Roswell near Bottomless Lakes State Park on N.M. 409, according to a New Mexico State Police press release. Austin Inge, 15, was driving a 1995 Dodge pickup with 28-year-old Ben Finch, of Hagerman, in the passenger seat when the […]

U.S. 70 accident claims life

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CNJ staff photo: Tony BullocksReed Wheeler, left, and Terry Chavez of the Clovis Fire Department work with Battalion Chief Kevin Crouch, in front, on the scene of a fatal auto accident Friday afternoon on U.S. 70 and Center School. CNJ Staff A 62-year-old Hobbs man died in a one-vehicle accident Friday on U.S. 70 south […]

Illinois woman dies in rollover

Freedom Newspapers A one-vehicle rollover accident Friday near Portales claimed the life of an Illinois woman, according to a New Mexico State Police press release. The driver, Velma Joanne Smith, 72, of Granite City, Ill., was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, the release stated. Passengers Jerry Talmadge, 62, and Marilyn Talmadge, 56, […]

Safety should be our choice, no one else’s

Freedom Newspapers Syndicate Ben Roethlisberger’s motorcycle accident Monday is sure to get safety advocates fired up about mandatory helmet laws. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback wasn’t wearing a helmet when he broke his jaw and nose in the well-publicized accident. Had Roethlisberger, 24, been wearing a helmet, his injuries likely would have been much less severe. […]

Driver in weekend accident sought by sheriff’s department

CNJ Staff The driver in a fatal vehicle accident Saturday north of Clovis was charged with vehicular homicide in a warrant issued Tuesday, according to a Curry County Sheriff’s Department press release. Sheriff’s deputies have been unable to locate Miguel Angel Carrasquedo Hernandez since the accident. Hernandez, 21, is being charged with homicide by vehicle, […]

63-year-old man killed in motorcycle accident

CNJ staff A 63-year-old Kansas City, Mo., man was killed and his wife injured Friday morning in a motorcycle accident about 13 miles east of Fort Sumner, according to a State Police press release. John McQuillen was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the release. Judith McQuillen, 62, was transported to Plains Regional Medical […]

5/30 Local roundup

Accident victim transferred from PRMC A local man died Saturday night in an automobile accident north of Clovis on Highway 209, according to the Curry County Sheriff’s office Richard Cerda, 33, of Clovis, the driver of the vehicle involved in the one-vehicle accident, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident at 10:30 p.m. […]

One dies in one-vehicle accident north of Clovis

CNJ staff The adult male driver involved in a one-vehicle rollover Saturday night 12 miles north of Clovis was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Curry County Sheriff Roger Hatcher. The vehicle was traveling south on N.M. 209 when the accident occurred about 9:45 p.m., Hatcher said. A male passenger in the vehicle was […]

Former Elida standout dies in accident

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Dan Howard of Elida lost a lifelong friend when Elida High School graduate and New York Yankees minor league manager Oscar Acosta, 49, was killed Wednesday in a car accident in the Dominican Republic. Howard and Acosta played baseball together at Elida High. Acosta was a star pitcher in high […]