Portales Man Killed In Crash Near Melrose

A Portales man has been killed in a single vehicle crash near Melrose. A news release from the Curry COunty Sheriff says 43 year-old Larry Harris Junior was the only person in the 2001 Honda. He was pronounced dead at the scene Saturday afternoon. The statement says that the investigation revealed that Harris experienced a tire blowout, causing his car to flip while he was northbound on New Mexico State Road 267. Harris was thrown out of his vehicle.