Bicyclist fatally struck in Chaves County - FOX34 Lubbock

Bicyclist fatally struck in Chaves County

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New Mexico -

Chaves County, NM - On October 27, at around 6:44 p.m., New Mexico State Police received a call about a bicyclist that was struck and killed by a vehicle in Chaves County. The incident occurred on U.S. 70 near an unlit portion of the roadway northeast of Roswell, NM.

The initial investigation indicates that a 16-year-old minor of Roswell, NM was riding his bicycle in the middle of the roadway of U.S. 70. The bicyclist was struck by a 2014 Ford Mustang. The 16-year-old sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the vehicle that struck the bicyclist was not charged with any crime. 

Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash.

The name of the driver driving the Ford Mustang with not be released due to him not facing any charges. 

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