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One dead in traffic accident


One person was killed late Saturday following a vehicle accident south of Clovis on U.S. 70.

The accident happened about 11:40 p.m. in Roosevelt County, officials said.

The name of the victim was not released.

New Mexico State Police said a southbound vehicle failed to negotiate a curve, overturned and ejected one of the occupants.

“The occupant came to rest in the middle of the northbound lanes and was struck by a northbound vehicle,” according to an NMSP news release.

No additional information was provided on Sunday.


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