Mon. Dec 11th, 2023


Tuesday afternoon, the Curry County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an accident on US 60/84 at milepost 365. The accident had traffic stopped, and rerouting drivers from Clovis into Portales via Melrose. According to the Sheriff’s office it has been determined that a 2006 Mazda sedan, driven by 36-year-old Wayne Woods of Melrose, was traveling west on US 60/84. In the area of milepost 365, Woods’ vehicle collided with an eastbound 2016 Nissan Sedan, driven by 47-year-old Danny Soto-Partida of San Andreas California. A passenger was also in the car and is identified as 44-year-old Dawn Corrina Card of San Andreas California. As a result of their injuries, both Soto-Partida and Card died at the scene. Woods was transported by ambulance to Plains Regional Medical Center with serious injuries. The investigation into the crash is still ongoing.

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