Portales man killed in rollover
June 29, 2009
Freedom New Mexico
A 39-year-old Portales man died in one-vehicle accident Sunday evening on a county road south of Portales, according to state police.
Jose M. Mendoza, a passenger in a vehicle being driven by his nephew, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Alejandro Mendoza, 16, of Portales, was treated for minor injuries at Roosevelt General Hospital and released, according to a state police press release.
According to the release:
• Alejandro Mendoza was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier north on Roosevelt Road W, approximately 1⁄2 mile south of Roosevelt Road 7, when he lost control of the vehicle and overcorrected, causing the vehicle to rotate into a broadside skid.
• The vehicle rolled somewhat end-over-end and came to rest on its top.