Roswell man dead after high-speed chase

October 7, 2011 • Local News

A high-speed chase ended in the death of a Roswell man, Robert Vigil, 28.

The chase began around 6:45 p.m., Wednesday, on North Atkinson Avenue near the intersection of Country Club Road, when the Roswell Police Department received a call about a man driving erratically. The Chaves County Sheriff’s Office picked up pursuit as the driver left the city limits.

“When you head north on Atkinson, the road dead ends. He went through the barricade into the river bed. The police followed,” said Sheriff Rob Coon. “Both the truck and the police vehicle got stuck in the river bed. His (Vigil’s) vehicle was Login to read more

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