One killed in fiery crash
November 26, 2011
Freedom New Mexico
One man died in a fiery crash early Saturday morning near Clovis Municipal Airport.
Family members identified the victim as Shane Sandoval of Clovis and began making funeral arrangements.
Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller declined to identify the victim until a positive identification could be determined with dental records. Waller estimated positive identification may happen sometime Monday.
Waller said the crash happened about 3:40 a.m. when the westbound vehicle left State Road 523 (21st Street) near Curry County Road D. The vehicle drifted onto the north shoulder of SR 523 and struck a concrete driveway culvert in a ditch, he said.
Authorities believe the vehicle caught fire on impact and the victim was alone at the time of the crash. No other vehicles were involved, Waller said. The cause is still under investigation.
The crash was reported by someone living in the area, Waller said.