Roosevelt County, New Mexico (3/15/2021) – A fatal crash involving two vehicles that happened March 14th at 8:20 PM is still under investigation.
As reported by NMSP, a Chevrolet pickup truck was heading north on NM Highway 67 when the vehicle crossed over the center line and into oncoming traffic and collided into the driver’s side of a Ford F-150 pickup truck.
The driver of the Ford, Abundio R. Najera, age 65, of Portales, was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger, a 64-year old woman, was transported to a nearby hospital with unknown injuries.
The driver of the Chevrolet, a 30-year-old man, was also taken by emergency first responders to a nearby hospital with unknown injuries.
While alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the accident, NMSP is still investigating the crash with assistance of the New Mexico State Police Crash Reconstruction Unit. Both occupants in the Ford appear to have worn seatbelts.
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