Tucumcari – Casey Reif, 22 of Decatur, Ill. was fatally injured in a
single vehicle roll-over.
Officers from the Tucumcari State Police office responded to a vehicle
crash just after 1 a.m. in eastern New Mexico Friday morning. Through the
officers’ investigation, they learned that Andrew Reif, 22 also of
Illinois was traveling eastbound on I-40 near milepost 328 in
their 2005 Mazda. Reif drove into the median and abruptly overcorrected
to the right sending the vehicle into a rolling motion driver’s side over
Andrew Reif and his 2 year old son Garrett Reif were transported to the
Tucumcari Hospital for medical attention; Andrew Reif was listed in
critical condition while Garrett was listed in stable condition. Casey
Reif died on scene as a result of the injuries sustained in the crash and
was pronounced deceased on scene by the Office of the Medical
Investigator. Restraints were used at the time of the crash and alcohol
was not listed as a contributing factor.