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News: 20-year-old woman killed when SUV collides with trailer south of Portales

PORTALES, NM – Authorities said one person was killed and two others injured in a motor vehicle accident south of Portales on Sunday night.

Eastern New Mexico News reports the wreck occurred near the intersection of New Mexico Highway 206 and Roosevelt County Road 8.  According to the New Mexico State Police, a Ford Escape going north on New Mexico 206 hit the back of a trailer being pulled by a Ford F-250.

A passenger in the Escape, 20-year-old Wendy Marquez-Martinez of Portales, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 23-year-old man driving the Escape and a 17-year-old female passenger were hospitalized. No details were released on the extent of their injuries.  A 32-year-old man driving the pickup and his 47-year-old male passenger were not injured.

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