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Muleshoe teen killed in crash


Last updated 5/18/2021 at 2:59pm

A Muleshoe teenager was killed and two other teens injured Sunday night in a single-vehicle crash on Curry Road 14.

Rustin Baldwin, 17, of Muleshoe, was driving a 1998 Dodge pickup traveling east when it crashed into a pipe fence, according to a news release from Curry County Sheriff Wesley Waller.

Baldwin died at the scene.

Two passengers, Garrett Henderson and Kolter Henderson, both 17 of Farwell, were transported to Plains Regional Medical Center with injuries suffered in the crash.

Garrett Henderson was subsequently flown to a hospital in Lubbock with critical injuries, according to the release.

Kolter Henderson was treated at PRMC and released.

The accident happened about 11:15 p.m. near the junction with NM 77.

The sheriff said the cause of the accident remains under investigation.


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