State Police investigate fatal accident

March 19, 2014 • Local News

A Hagerman woman died early Wednesday morning in a single-vehicle accident on State Road 2 in Chaves County, according to a news release from the New Mexico State Police.

Dawnell Salas, [auth] 28, of Hagerman, was traveling southbound on State Road 2 in her 2000 Pontiac at about 12:57 a.m., when, for unknown reasons, the vehicle drifted across the northbound lanes, struck the dirt shoulder and rolled, according to the release.

The accident occurred at milepost 29, which is between Roswell and Dexter.

Salas was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the vehicle during the accident. She was the sole occupant of the Pontiac.

Salas was pronounced dead at New Mexico Medical Center.

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