The New Mexico State Police are investigating a direct crash on New Mexico Highway 2 near Crockett Road, just south of Roswell, that resulted in the death of two teenagers. The crash took place around 2:30 p.m. on April 4.
According to the initial investigation, a 2003 Oldsmobile Bravada SUV, operated by a thirty-three-year-old man from Roswell was going southbound on New Mexico Highway 2. As the vehicle attempted to pass another one in the opposite northbound lane, the Oldsmobile hit head-on into a northbound 2009 Ford Focus passenger car which resulted in a fire. The driver of the Oldsmobile had non-life-threatening injuries and was taken by ambulance to a local hospital.
The Ford driver, a seventeen-year-old girl and her passenger, a twelve-year-old girl were from Dexter; both had fatal injuries in the accident. Both were pronounced dead at the scene by the Office of Medical Investigator. The police believe that alcohol or drugs might be a factor in this crash. The Ford passengers were wearing seatbelts.
The State Police will not release the identity of the teenage girls killed in the crash on New Mexico Highway 2 in order to keep the family’s privacy. The New Mexico State Police are investigating the accident with assistance from the New Mexico State Police Crash Reconstruction Unit and Aerial Drone.
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