Freedom New Mexico
An Eastern New Mexico University student was killed in a car crash south of Roswell Sunday afternoon.
According to ENMU spokesman Wendel Sloan, Abigail Calderon, 18, died when a 1996 Honda Civic she was riding in crashed into a 2001 Dodge pickup pulling a horse trailer on U.S. 285 near Mile Marker 98.
Calderon, an Artesia native, was in the back seat without a seatbelt, and when the Civic rear-ended the horse trailer, she received fatal injuries, New Mexico State Police said in a news release.
Two other occupants of the vehicle were injured and treated at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center, where they were listed in stable condition, according to the release.
“The ENMU campus community is deeply saddened by this tragic event. Our condolences go out to the friends and family of Ms. Calderon,” Sloan said in an e-mail.