New Mexico State Police: Lubbock Teenager Killed in Lea County Rollover Friday

LEA COUNTY, NM (NEWS RELEASE) - On June 23, 2017 around 12:00 pm, New Mexico State Police officers responded to a single-vehicle crash with injuries on US 62/180, near milepost 76.  This location is approximately 26 miles west of Hobbs, NM.

On-scene investigation determined a vehicle was traveling westbound when the vehicle exited the roadway and rolled. The right rear passenger, Abigail Gutierrez (14, of Lubbock, TX), was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected.  Ms. Gutierrez sustained fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced deceased on scene.

All other occupants were transported to Lea Regional Medical Center with minor injuries.  

No further details are available.

(News release from the New Mexico State Police)


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