Press release: 4-year-old killed after being struck by vehicle

On Sunday, September 19, 2010 at approximately 3:39 PM, the Clovis Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to the intersection of West 9th Street and Cameo Street in reference to a motor vehicle versus pedestrian crash with injuries. Upon arrival Officers found that a black in color 2008 Honda SUV driven by 46 year old […]

One killed, one injured in crash near Carlsbad

CNJ staff A 35-year-old Clovis man was killed in a single-vehicle crash near Carlsbad Sunday afternoon, which also critically injured his 11-year-old passenger. Juan Castillo was driving his 2000 Isuzu Rodeo east on US 62/180, east of Carlsbad, when his vehicle traveled into the median, according to a press release from state police. Castillo overcorrected […]

Press release: Clovis man killed in Carlsbad crash

Carlsbad – Juan Castillo 35 y.o. of Clovis New Mexico was killed in a motor vehicle crash this weekend leaving his 11 y.o. passenger in critical condition. Sunday afternoon State Police Officers responded to a single vehicle crash just east of Carlsbad on US Highway 62/180, upon the officers arrival they learned that Juan Castillo […]

Rider breaks wrist before rodeo

CNJ staff Savanna Winn of Seminole, Texas, broke her wrist in a crash before barrel racing Saturday at the High Plains Junior Rodeo Finals held at the Curry County Events Center. HPJR Association President Mike Macy of Post, Texas, said Winn’s horse slipped, fell down on her and broke her wrist. Macy said she was […]

Clovis man killed in crash near Farwell

A 65-year-old Clovis man is dead after a single vehicle crash Monday morning near Farwell. Liberato G. Barela was westbound on U.S. 70/84 just before 3 a.m. (CDT) in Parmer County when his 2000 Chevrolet SUV veered off the road into the center median and struck a tree, according to Trooper Gabriel Medrano with the […]

State police say officer not at fault in crash

By Jared Tucker: Freedom New Mexico State police say a Portales police officer who rolled his car responding to a call Saturday was not at fault in the crash. State police Capt. Jimmy Glascock said Tuesday the state agency would recommend to magistrate court that Officer Lee Ferguson be cited for not wearing a seat […]

Billboard promotes motorcycle safety

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Courtesy photo A couple of motorcycle crashes in recent months and concern drivers aren’t used to sharing the road with motorcycles helped inspire the idea for the sign located on Prince Street near 13th Street. The billboard bears the message, “Summer means motorcycles: Take a 2nd look, Give a 2nd chance.” By Sharna Johnson: CNJ […]

Muleshoe man killed in morning rollover

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson A man was killed around 9 a.m. Thursday when the heavy equipment truck he was traveling in on Center Road, east of U.S. 70, overturned. Two other passengers were transported to the hospital. CNJ staff A morning crash in south Curry County claimed the life of a 40-year-old Muleshoe man […]

Clovis woman killed in two-vehicle crash

CNJ staff A 31-year-old Clovis woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday night on State Road 209. Mirian Susana Perez Lopez was driving a 2003 Ford Focus westbound on Curry Road 22 and failed to yield to traffic on State Road 209 around 8:30 p.m., according to a press release from state police. Lopez’ […]

Press release: One dead in crash

New Mexico State Police INCIDENT TYPE: Fatality INCIDENT LOCATION: State Road 209 mm 12 INCIDENT DATE: May 5, 2010 INVOLVEMENT: Two vehicle crash. Vehicle #1: 2003 Ford Focus DRIVER: Mirian Susana Perez Lopez, (Deceased), 31 yoa, Clovis, NM. PASSENGERS: None Vehicle #2: 2001 Dodge Ram DRIVER: Justin W. Hagel, (Uninjured), 29 yoa, San Jon, NM. […]

Teacher, three students injured in rollover

CNJ staff Three Socorro High School students and their teacher received minor injuries in an early morning single-vehicle rollover near Tucumcari Tuesday. The crash occurred at 6:45 a.m. on I-40 near Mile Marker 330, outside of Tucumcari, according to State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock. Bryan Mitchell, 48, was eastbound when the 2005 Ford Excursion he […]

State police seize 400 pounds of marijuana from plane crash

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Freedom New Mexico: Thomas Garcia A plane that police said was carrying more than 400 pounds of marijuana crashed Monday night in a field 14 miles southwest of Tucumcari. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico New Mexico State Police are investigating a Monday night “controlled crash” of a plane filled with more than 400 pounds […]

Crash landing report turns into drug bust

Over 400 pounds of Marijuana was seized when a fixed wing Piper airplane landed on a farm near Tucumcari last night (Monday). Officers from the Tucumcari State Police office were investigating an alleged plane crash just after 9:00 PM last night when they learned that the pilot was transporting narcotics.

Investigation: Human error of Cannon crew blamed in 2009 crash

CNJ staff Human error was ruled in a November crash involving a Cannon Air Force Base crew and aircraft in Mali. According to information from the Air Force Association, and confirmed by the public affairs office of Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field, Fla., an aircrew from Cannon’s 524th Special Operations Squadron failed […]

Minnesota man dies after single-vehicle accident

CNJ staff Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash early Saturday morning on Mabry Drive that may have contributed to the death of a 60-year-old Minnesota man. Saul Lugo’s cause of death is still being investigated, according to police Capt. Patrick Whitney, because he had preexisting medical conditions that could have caused his death. The crash […]

Crash prompts requests for intersection safety improvements

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Google maps The intersection of 21st Street and Sugar Beet Road has been the scene of 10 crashes in three years. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A fatal crash Saturday has prompted area law officers to ask for help in improving safety at some county intersections. Don Teague, 74, of Bovina was killed when […]

Investigation: Drone crash caused by electrical device failure

CNJ staff An accident investigation board has concluded the failure of an electrical control device caused the crash of an MQ-1 Predator unmanned drone from Cannon Air Force Base last year, according to the Air Force Times. Greg Allen of Cannon Public Affairs said the Predator crashed in Afghanistan in September but he did not […]

Clovis woman killed in Santa Rosa crash

Freedom New Mexico State police said hazardous road conditions played a role in the deaths of a Clovis woman and an Idaho man in two separate crashes Thursday. Jackelyn Zimmerman, 67, of Clovis died from injuries suffered in a head on-collision near Santa Rosa. George Bellinghiere, 69, of Nampa, Idaho, died after losing control of […]

Chase ends in crash

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The Curry County Sheriff ‘s office is investigating a pursuit that ended in a crash Monday night at State Road 209 and Curry Road 16. Undersheriff Wesley Waller said Clovis police began pursuing the vehicle around 9:45 p.m. on Concord Street and the pursuit ended when the vehicle crashed north of Clovis. There were no […]

Press Release: Two teens injured in van crash into house

On 11/16/2009 at approximately 6:45 PM, the Clovis Police Department and Fire Department were dispatched to 1603 South Main Street in Clovis in reference to a motor vehicle rollover crash into a house. Upon arrival Officers found a Chevrolet Tahoe SUV rolled over on the porch of 1603 South Main Street. Officers found two injured […]