Two Dexter residents died following a collision that took place south of Roswell Monday night, police said. Avaristo, 30, and Felipe Garcia, 29, were killed after a pickup truck smashed into the side of their fourdoor sedan, driven by Avaristo Garcia, when the car pulled out in the path of the truck driven by Dan Stiefel, 47, police said.
The Garcias were pronounced dead at the scene and Stiefel was transported to Eastern New Mexico Medical Center, where he was treated and later released, police said. The accident took place at the intersection of Orchard Park Road and US-285 at about 10:10 p.m., police said. State police cited driver inattention on the part of Avaristo Garcia as the primary contributing factor of the accident. Police say seatbelts were being used by all individuals involved in the accident and that alcohol did not appear to be a contributing factor.