Man, 75, dies in rollover crash near Las Cruces

Las Cruces News
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A man has died following a rollover crash near Las Cruces on Tuesday.

State police say the crash happened at about 3:40 p.m. on I-25 near mile post 25 north of Las Cruces.

According to a news release, a pickup truck was traveling south when, for unknown reasons, it left the road and rolled over.

Passenger Horace Flowers, 75, of Hobbs was taken to Mountain View Medical Center and later airlifted to University Medical Center in El Paso where he died.

The driver and other two passengers of the truck were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the release.

Police say alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash, but seatbelts may not have been correctly utilized.

New Mexico State Police will continue to investigate the crash,

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