F atal crash near the 182 mile marker on Highway 380. (Jessica Palmer Photo)
One person died, Monday afternoon, in a two-vehicle head-on collision near the 182 mile marker on Highway 380 east of Roswell. A source at the Roswell of fices of the New Mexico State Police confirmed a multiple injury-accident, but said an investigation had not been completed and no cause had been determined yet.
Roswell Fire Department Deputy Chief Hamill said that one person had died, and another was injured. The victim was transported by Emergency Services to Roswell for treatment. Sgt. P. Estrada, supervisor of Lea County State Police, was called in to investigate the collision.
He said that one vehicle had been traveling westbound, the other eastbound and the two vehicles collided in the westbound lane. The names of the victims have not been released.