Accident victim’s baby dies

By Freedom Newspapers

A Portales infant born following an accident on U.S. 70 between Portales and Clovis has died, according to the baby’s family.

Riley Joshua Partin-Greenwalt, son of Emily Partin of Portales and Coby Greenwalt of Clovis, died Thursday after four days in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock.

The mother was driving north on U.S. 70 Sunday when the vehicle she was in struck a semi-truck near the intersection of Curry County Road 6. She was airlifted to Covenant Hospital in Lubbock. She was pregnant with the infant at the time of the accident.

According to an earlier Freedom Newspapers report, the baby was delivered by Caesarean section after Partin’s arrival at the hospital. Partin, whose expected due date was this week, also sustained injuries in the accident. She has been released from the hospital, according to Greenwalt.

Funeral services for the infant will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday at Central Christian Church in Portales, with burial to follow in the Babyland section of the Portales Cemetery.