I-40 opened after brief shutdown

After a four hour closure I-40 was re-opened Friday allowing motorists to continue westbound to Albuquerque. The interstate was first closed at 10 a.m., from mile marker 239 to 329, which is from Tucumcari to the Torrance county line, said New Mexico State Police Lt. Robert McDonald. McDonald said at that time, I-40 was snow […]

Police identify man killed in Sunday accident

CNJ staff Police have released the identity of man killed in a Sunday motor vehicle accident as 67-year-old Modesto Muniz of Muleshoe. Police have said Muniz was driving westbound on U.S. 60/84 about 4 p.m. when his pickup collided with the back of a tractor trailer that had slowed to turn into the Indian River […]

Portales woman dies in rollover

Freedom New Mexico A Portales woman died after her vehicle rolled over Tuesday on N.M. 267. She was identified as Leona Johnson, 34. State Police Capt. Jimmy Glasscock said she was westbound about 8:15 p.m. when the 1989 Toyota she was driving veered off the north side of the road and up an embankment. Glasscock […]

Portales man killed in rollover accident

Freedom New Mexico Joshua Carrillo, 25, of Portales died in a one-car rollover early Wednesday morning northeast of Roswell, according to the New Mexico State Police. According to a State Police, Carrillo was westbound on U.S. 70 around midnight when his 2005 Ford pickup drifted onto the westbound shoulder near Mile Marker 357, went into […]

June 29, 2008 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 4 p.m. June 20 an officer responded to the area of Prince and Wilhite for a vehicle crash. An SUV struck a motorcycle carrying three juveniles. A 16-year-old motorcycle driver said he was westbound on Wilhite crossing Prince Street and crossed […]

Tractor trailer, vehicle collide

CNJ staff A three-car accident Wednesday morning a mile west of Texico on U.S. 60/70/84 backed up traffic for around three hours, State Police Officer Ramon Borjas said. The crash occurred around 6:30 a.m., Borjas said. There were no serious injuries, he said. Borjas said a 30-year-old Clovis man was driving westbound in a Dodge […]

Logan bridge closed after RV accident

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Freedom New Mexio: Thomas Garcia A fifth-wheel camper driven by Bill Lange of Wisconsin was damaged Thursday by a joint jutting out of the westbound lane on the U.S. 54 bridge near Logan. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico An recreational vehicle struck a bridge expansion joint Thursday on U.S. 54 near Logan, creating a […]

Elida student dies in rollover

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers A single-vehicle rollover has claimed the life of an Elida High School student. Clayton Ford, 16, of Chaves County, died at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was a junior at Elida High School. His parents are Rick and Connie Ford, according to school officials. Ford […]

Drivers critically injured

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — New Mexico State Police investigated a serious accident Tuesday morning near Greyhound Stadium that left two men hospitalized. About 9 a.m., a semi-truck traveling westbound struck a piece of heavy equipment in transport, traveling westbound, according to police reports. The truck, driven by Michael Mooney, 47, of Woodlake, Texas, struck the […]