Clovis teen injured, child killed in New Mexico crash
QUAY COUNTY, New Mexico (KCBD) - An 18-year-old female and an 11-year-old female, both from Clovis, were involved in a single-vehicle crash on Tuesday just before 1 p.m. on New Mexico State Road 469 between Grady and San Jon.
The 18-year-old was driving and the 11-year-old was a passenger in the vehicle.
The vehicle left the roadway and slid into a power pole for unknown reasons.
The 11-year-old died at the scene and the 18-year-old was airlifted to a Texas hospital. Her condition is unknown.
According to New Mexico State Police, alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash, and seatbelts appeared to have been properly worn by both occupants.
NMSP generally does not identify in a press release, child victims of crashes or drivers who are not charged with a crime.
This crash is under investigation by the New Mexico State Police.
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