Police awaiting autopsy in fatal accident

By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Portales police will wait for an autopsy report before determining whether charges will be filed against a 16-year-old driving a pickup truck involved in a fatal accident Oct. 30. Gloria Ann Inge, 71, was struck as she crossed Second Street at the Abilene Street intersection in Portales. She died […]

Identity of police motorcycle accident victim released

CNJ staff The Clovis Police Department on Monday identified the officer injured in a motorcycle accident as nine-year-veteran Sgt. Robert Denney. Denney injured his lower right leg as well as his pelvis when he lost control of his vehicle Saturday morning at Echols and Purdue in Clovis. He was practicing for a motorcycle training class […]

Press Release: Injured Clovis officer recovering

On Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009, at approximately 8:25 AM, the Clovis Police had received a distress call where an officer had been involved in a motor vehicle accident.

Clovis police officer injured in training accident

CNJ staff A Clovis police officer was taken to Plains Regional Medical Center for injuries Saturday morning after losing control of his motorcycle during a training exercise, Chief Steve Sanders said. The officer was later airlifted to a Lubbock hospital for treatment of injuries Sanders classified as orthopedic. Sanders declined to release the officer’s name […]

Apparent accident victim dies of natural causes

CNJ staff A woman police initially thought was the victim of a fatal crash apparently died of natural causes Tuesday after pulling her car off the road near Grady. Police were dispatched to Cemetery Road near Grady for a crash just before 5 p.m. Upon arriving on scene, State police Capt. Jimmy Glascock said they […]

State road workers killed

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A 39-year-old Roswell man with the Department of Transportation was killed Thursday afternoon while doing road work northwest of St. Vrain. CNJ staff A 39-year-old Roswell man with the state Department of Transportation died Thursday northwest of St. Vrain when he was run over by a piece of heavy machinery. […]

Two hurt in Hotel Clovis fall

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis Police Chief Steve Sanders at a press conference Wednesday about an accident at Hotel Clovis injuring Building Inspector Pete Wilt and John Smith of Portales. Both men fell 20 feet down an elevator shaft Tuesday morning and remain hospitalized. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Police revealed few details […]

Portales teen in critical condition after accident

A Portales teenager was in critical condition at Lubbock Covenant Children’s Hospital on Thursday after apparently being thrown from atop a vehicle being driven by a friend. Anthony Sapp, 16, was airlifted to Lubbock on Wednesday after suffering a head injury in the 1900 block of South Roosevelt Rd. 4 1/2. Law officers said it […]

Three injured north of Clovis

CNJ staff Three people were transported to Plains Regional Medical Center on Monday after an accident involving a road construction worker. Law officers investigating the accident said they did not know the extent of the injuries. Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller said John Romero, a New Mexico Department of Transportation road worker, was standing on […]

Jesus can see us through dark times

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist I have heard news this last week of much sadness: a baby dies, a young man dying in the prime of life, and a young woman and man killed in car accident. I have no words of wisdom and pressed for words of comfort for these situations. I just know […]

Cannon airman, Farwell woman killed in car crash

Courtesy photo Airman 1st Class Andrew Arnett, 19, and his 18-year-old passenger Christy Thatcher were killed in an auto accident on April 23. Freedom New Mexico A car crash near Weatherford, Okla., has claimed the lives of a Cannon AFB airman and his 18-year-old passenger from Farwell. The victims are Airman 1st Class Andrew Arnett, […]

Four Portales students injured in vehicle accident

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Four Portales High School students were injured Monday morning in a single-vehicle crash on Lime Street. Two of the students were reported in stable condition at Lubbock hospitals Monday evening, and another was treated at Roosevelt General Hospital and released, according to officials and hospital staff members. An updated […]

Melrose Police Chief in ‘minor accident’

Melrose Police Chief Jennifer Dreiling was involved in a minor vehicle crash while conducting a traffic stop Wednesday, according to village Mayor Lance Pyle. Pyle said the crash occurred midday in Melrose. There were no injuries, he said, and Dreiling’s vehicle sustained minor damage. Pyle declined to release further details of the crash. State police […]

Clovis man killed in railroad accident

CNJ Staff YESO, N.M. — New Mexico State Police say a 56-year-old Clovis railroad worker was killed Saturday after falling off a rail car and being struck by another railcar that backed over him. State police say Gregory Blevins, a railroad worker for 20 years, was helping co-workers with the BNSF railroad company when the […]

Crash on Hondo street

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CNJ Staff Photo: Liliana Castillo A motor vehicle accident that occured on Hondo Street involved a small child, according to Clovis Police Department Lt. Douglas Ford. The child was transported to Plains Regional Medical Center. The department’s crash team was called to the scene. Police said Friday night they didn’t know the identity or condition […]

Tucumcari man “very, very lucky” to survive train accident

Freedom New Mexico A Tucumcari man who was hit by a train two weeks ago says he “didn’t see the darn train,” and that he’s a very lucky man. “The doctors and everybody say I am very, very lucky,” said Isaac Pacheco, Jr., 46. Pacheco who is at Northwest Hospital in Amarillo was interviewed by […]

Car accident causes power outage

CNJ staff A car accident Sunday night left more than 1,000 Clovis homes without power. The car hit a pole about 8:30 p.m. Sunday, breaking a power pole on the 2500 block of Prince Street. Wes Reeves, a spokesperson for Xcel Energy, said 1,200 customers how power interrupted. Of those customers, 900 had their service […]

Auto accident claims Alva Carter Sr.

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Courtesy photo Alva Carter Sr. was a businessman, dairyfarmer and educator. He was president of the Eastern New Mexico Board of Regents By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Friends and family of Alva C. Carter Sr. remembered him as generous, honorable and a hard worker. “He was a big man with a big heart,” said […]

Curry County vehicle involved in minor accident

CNJ Staff A detention transport vehicle with the Curry County sheriff’s office was involved in a minor crash Monday in Texico, according to Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Around noon, an officer transporting a prisoner from Parmer County to Curry County was struck by a vehicle that ran a stop sign near the intersection of College Street […]

News release regarding fatal accident

Editor’s note: The following statement about a fatal car accident was received Sunday afternoon from Capt. Lonnie Berry via e-mail under the heading news release. On Sunday October 19, 2008, at approximately 740am, Portales Police Officer Leslie Tibbs observed a 2000 Plymouth 4 door car east bound on Spruce street. Officer Tibbs was driving towards […]