Accident claims life of Hobbs man

by Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun

One person was killed and two were injured Wednesday in a single vehicle rollover on State Highway 409 north of Nara Visa, the New Mexico State Police said.

The vehicle was traveling southbound when it ran off the east side of the road and the driver, David Goodgame of Hobbs, overcorrected and then the truck went across the highway and down an embankment on the west side of the road, New Mexico State Police Lt. Cleo Baker said.

The three people involved in the accident, which was reported at 6:21 p.m. on Wednesday, were Goodgame, Jose Jimenez-Serralde of Canutillo, Texas, and Robert Dawson of Hobbs, Baker said. None of the three men were wearing seat belts, Baker said.

Goodgame was pronounced dead at the scene, Dawson was taken by ambulance to Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital and Serralde was airlifted to North West Texas Hospital in Amarillo, Baker said.

The vehicle rolled down a 30- to 40-foot embankment, Michael Rivera, a driver for DC Wrecker Services, said.

“The wreckage was hard to recognize as a vehicle,” said Rivera. “The only thing that could be used to identify it as a vehicle was the door with the D&D logo on it.”

The men were part of a D&D Pipeline Construction crew based out of Hobbs who were working on a CO2 pipeline near Rosebud, a D&D supervisor, Floyd Sims, said.

“D&D has been working on 24-inch and 30-inch CO2 lines for the past three months,” Sims said.