One dead in multiple crashes

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Freedom New Mexico: Kevin Wilson Crews with Trans-Matic Wrecker Service work on cleanup Monday morning following an accident near the intersection of U.S. 70 and North Roosevelt Road 3. No fatalities were reported. The truck was carrying tar, which spilled in the wreckage. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer In a 24-hour period, police said, […]

Police determine driver in wrong lane of fatal crash

CNJ Staff State police have determined the vehicle driven by an 88-year-old Clovis man killed in a head-on collision last week was traveling in the lane of oncoming traffic. Capt. Jimmy Glascock said evidence and witness statements led investigators to conclude Charles Sims was traveling north in the southbound lane on N.M. 209 Wednesday night […]

Texas car chase ends with suspect shot in Curry County

CNJ staff A Clovis man is in serious condition after he was shot by Texas law enforcement in Curry County midday Saturday, according to New Mexico State Police. Officers from the Texas Department of Public Safety, Friona and Parmer County pursued JaWayne Helfferich, 39, of Clovis,

Mother, daughter die in vehicle wreck

A Fort Sumner mother and daughter died Saturday morning when the vehicle they were riding in flipped over numerous times on U.S. 60 near Encino, according to New Mexico State Police Public Information Officer Jimmy Glascock. Elaine Abeyta, 28, died from her injuries eight hours after being airlifted to an Albuquerque hospital while Candace Abeyta, […]

ENMU student dies in one-vehicle accident

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers An Eastern New Mexico University student from Missouri died in a car accident early Sunday morning 10 miles north of Clovis. State police officials said Monday they are still investigating the cause of the accident. Jarrod Michael Knox, 18, died in a one-vehicle accident, which occurred at 2:07 a.m. on […]

Bovina man leads police on chase

CNJ staff A Bovina man was being held at the Roosevelt County Detention Center on multiple charges Saturday after leading police on a high-speed chase that ended near Tolar, according to New Mexico State Police public information officer Jimmy Glascock. Marco Garcia, 20, was apprehended around 2 a.m. Saturday by State Police on U.S. 60/84 […]

Police: No evidence suggests kidnapping took place

CNJ staff State police are continuing to investigate, but said they have no reason to believe a kidnapping happened earlier this week in Fort Sumner. Public information Officer Lt. Jimmy Glascock said the state police criminal investigation unit was called to Fort Sumner about 9:30 a.m. Monday to handle the case in northeast Fort Sumner. […]

Trucker killed west of Melrose

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New Mexico State Police Officer Abel Mireles investigates the scene where two trucks collided near Tolar Wednesday on U.S. Highway 60/84 killing William Edward Paul of Scottsboro, Ala. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina A fatal truck crash west of Melrose shut down the BNSF railroad and Highway 60/84 for hours on […]

Gunshot to head kills Clovis man

By Michelle Seeber A Clovis man has been arrested and charged with an open count of murder in the shooting death of a 19-year-old Clovis resident, said Lt. Jimmy Glascock, public information officer for the New Mexico State Police. Jacob Roberts, 18, was booked into the Curry County Detention Center in the shooting death of […]