Local dies in crash

October 7, 2013 • Local News

A Roswell man, Damian Hernandez, died as a result of a single-car roll-over accident on Wednesday. The crash occurred at 5401 S. Sunset Ave. According to the Department of Public Safety report, the 2000 Pontiac [auth] passenger car was traveling south bound on Sunset Avenue at a high rate of speed. It failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of Sunset Avenue and the Relief Route.

The initial investigation conducted by the New Mexico State Police revealed that the vehicle left the roadway, went into a broadside, counter-clockwise skid and rolled three times before striking a utility pole.

The NMSP reported Hernandez, 28, was not wearing his seat belt at the time and was ejected from the vehicle. Officials stated that alcohol was also considered a contributing factor in the crash.

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