Posted on Feb 02, 2023

News: 1 dead, 5 hospitalized after 3-vehicle crash in Lea Co.

LEA CO., NM - A woman was killed, and five others, including two children, were hospitalized on Saturday following a 3-vehicle crash northeast of Lovington.

According to a report by KCBD, the incident occurred at the intersection of US-82 and Prairieview Road at about 7 p.m.

Responding officers say a Ford pickup truck was passing through the intersection when it was hit by a southbound Chevrolet Tahoe. A Ford Escape then slammed into the rear of the Tahoe. 

A passenger in the pickup, Melinda Kay Shaw, 58, suffered fatal injuries in the crash. The pickup's driver and 10-year-old passenger were flown to a Lubbock hospital with unspecified injuries. All three occupants of the Tahoe, ages 12, 38, and 41, were also transported by air to a hospital in Lubbock. 

Investigators are working to establish an official cause of the crash. Our Albuquerque car accident lawyer will update this news blog as any additional details come to light. 


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