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Thu Apr 22, 2021, 09:50 AM

(N.M.) Police investigate rollover crash that injured 13 kids

ROSWELL, N.M. Police are investigating a vehicle rollover crash that happened near Bottomless Lakes Road Monday.

According to State Police, the car was full of 13 juveniles between the ages of 6 and 17. All of them were injured during the crash.

The initial investigation revealed that the truck overturned as it was approaching a curve in the road. Excessive speed and lack of proper seatbelt usage is believed to be a factor in the crash, according to State Police. Police said some passengers were ejected from the vehicle as it rolled.

The passengers' injuries are said to be non-life threatening at this time, but based on the outcome of the investigation, charges will be pending for the driver of the truck.


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