New Mexico Crash Claims Life Of Texas Man
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say a Texas man was killed after a vehicle he was riding in crashed near Roswell.
Authorities say 34-year-old Felipe Martinez, of Amarillo, was traveling east on U.S. 70 when the incident occurred Thursday around 12:40 p.m.
According to police, a tire on his vehicle blew out.
They say the car then overturned several times.
Passenger Able Portillo was thrown from the vehicle.
Police say the 58-year-old Amarillo man suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
They say Martinez and two other passengers also were taken to a hospital with injuries. Their condition was not immediately known Friday.
According to police, Portillo was not wearing a seatbelt.
The crash remains under investigation.