New Mexico State Police Identify Woman Killed in Crash on US 285

WE’RE LEARNING MORE ABOUT A FATAL CRASH LAST WEEK ON US HIGHWAY 285 IN CHAVES COUNTY. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

THE CRASH HAPPENED FRIDAY AFTERNOON AROUND 4 O’CLOCK ON 285 AT THE INTERSECTION WITH ORCHARD PARK BETWEEN ROSWELL AND DEXTER. INVESTIGATORS TELL US A TOYOTA FOUR RUNNER WAS TRAVELING WEST ON ORCHARD PARK ROAD WHEN IT FAILED TO YIELD TO ONCOMING TRAFFIC ON 285. THE SUV WAS STRUCK BY A FORD WINDSTAR MINIVAN. A PASSENGER IN THE MINIVAN — 81-YEAR-OLD MAXINE PEEBLES OF ESTES PARK, COLORADO WAS KILLED IN THE CRASH. NEW MEXICO STATE TROOPERS SAY PEEBLES WAS NOT WEARING HER SEATBELT. BOTH DRIVERS WERE ALSO HOSPITALIZED FOR THEIR INJURIES.