Fatal crash on 285 and Orchard Park in Chaves County - FOX34 Lubbock

Fatal crash on 285 and Orchard Park in Chaves County

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On Dec. 7,  at around 4:00 p.m. the New Mexico State Police investigated a fatal crash on U.S. Highway 285 and Orchard Park Road between Roswell and Dexter.

A Toyota Four Runner was traveling west on Orchard Park Road and crossed U.S. 285 failing to yield the right of way to oncoming traffic. The Toyota was struck on the passenger side by a Ford Windstar. The passenger of the Ford Windstar, Maxine Peebles, 81, was not properly utilizing her seatbelt and suffered fatal injuries in the crash. 

She was pronounced deceased at an area hospital. The drivers of both vehicles were transported with injuries not believed to be life threatening.   

Alcohol does not appear to be involved and the drivers were properly seat belted. This crash remains under investigation.

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