Vehicle crash causes damage at Yucca

A Clovis firefighter stands at the scene where a pickup truck involved in a two-vehicle accident Sunday night struck a light pole on the north side of the Yucca Junior High School football field. CNJ staff photo: Loretta Kos.

By Jack King

A two-vehicle collision damaged the fence and part of the football practice field at Yucca Junior High School on Sunday night.
About 6:30 p.m. Sunday, police said Servando Dominguez, 20, of Bovina was traveling east on 14th Street in a maroon 1996 Oldsmobile when it went through an intersection at 14th and Sycamore streets.
Dominguez’s car collided with the side of a 1980 Chevrolet pickup driven by Manuel Espino, 56, of Clovis, who was traveling north on Sycamore Street, Clovis Police Sgt. J. L. Corley said.
The impact buckled the truck’s floorboard, causing it to fold over on top of the accelerator, he said.
The truck then went through a fence at Yucca, then through a backstop in the southeast corner of the football practice field. It stopped when it hit a light pole north of the backstop, Corley said.
Both men were treated and released at Plains Regional Medical Center.
Corley said Dominguez was cited for failure to yield.