Woman stable after early Saturday crash

CNJ Staff

A Clovis woman is in stable condition after she was pinned under a vehicle early Saturday morning, according to Clovis police.

Cynthia Duran, 18, was taken to a Lubbock hospital after a 1999 Jeep Cherokee she was riding in flipped on its roof about 12:30 a.m. on Sixth Street between Main and Mitchell streets Saturday, Police Capt. Patrick Whitney said.

Duran’s head and legs were pinned when the Jeep rolled, he said.

Whitney said witnesses told police they saw Duran sitting outside the sunroof of the Jeep waving to people as the vehicle turned westbound on Sixth.

Police believe the Jeep made a U-turn and flipped over, Whitney said.

“She’s unbelievably lucky,” he said, explaining as of Monday morning her condition was reported as “stable and improving.”

A 16-year-old passenger was also transported to Plains Regional Medical Center, he said. Based on witness accounts, police believe there were four people in the vehicle at the time of the crash.

Whitney said at this time the identity of the driver has not been confirmed because of conflicting statements by those involved in the crash.

Reckless driving charges are pending and the crash is still under investigation, he said.