Man hit, killed by passing driver after rollover wreck on US-70 near Portales

Parnall Law News Team

ROOSEVELT COUNTY, NM — A 22-year-old man was killed early Monday when he was hit by a car after a rollover crash on U.S. 70 near Portales, reports News Channel 10.

The events unfolded on the westbound lanes near South Roosevelt Road 3 at around 2:00 a.m.

According to the New Mexico State Police, the man was behind the wheel of a 2005 Chevy pickup truck when he veered off the roadway, causing the vehicle to flip and eject him.

Moments later, the victim was struck by a passing vehicle. He died from his injuries at the scene.

Officials noted the young man had not been wearing a seat belt at the time of the rollover crash.

It was unclear whether the second driver remained at the scene.

No additional information has been disclosed as of this writing.


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