Police identify man killed in Sunday accident

CNJ staff

Police have released the identity of man killed in a Sunday motor vehicle accident as 67-year-old Modesto Muniz of Muleshoe.

Police have said Muniz was driving westbound on U.S. 60/84 about 4 p.m. when his pickup collided with the back of a tractor trailer that had slowed to turn into the Indian River Transport parking lot on the north side of the road.

Clovis Police Chief Steve Sanders said an investigation has not revealed the cause of the accident.

“Mr. Muniz has had a plethora of medical issues and we’re not sure if that was some of the cause. We don’t have an explanation as to why he drove into the back of the semi-truck,” Sanders said Tuesday.

Sanders said police have determined the driver of the semi-truck was not responsible for the crash and no citations were issued.