Police: Ice cause of fatal crash

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Thomas Garcia A local animal rescue volunteer was killed Saturday morning in a traffic accident on Interstate 40 as she was transporting a puppy for adoption. State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock said Catherine Priddy-Bugg, 51, of Tucu-mcari, died from injuries suffered in a three-vehicle accident on I-40 west of Tucumcari. “It was just another day [...]

Icy roads contribute to fatal accident on I-40

QCS Staff A 66 year-old man from Dalhart Texas, died Thursday in a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 40, approximately 25 miles west of Tucumcari, according to New Mexico State Police.

Man, woman die in three-vehicle crash

QCSun Staff A man and woman from Wisconsin were killed Monday morning in a three-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 54 near Nara Visa, according to New Mexico State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock.

Ute Lake death blamed on ‘reckless vessel operation’

QCS Staff A fatal accident at Ute Lake on Aug. 14 has been blamed on “reckless vessel operation,” according to a report by Park Manager James Gurule. Officials said Noah Escoto, 24, of Amarillo, was struck by a pontoon boat and died from injuries a day later. The pontoon boat, operated by Ryan Harrington of [...]

Amarillo man’s death is the second this summer at Ute Lake

QCS Staff An Amarillo man died following a boating accident at Ute Lake State Park in Logan, state park officials confirmed on Wednesday.

Tucumcari teacher killed in car accident

QCS staff Family, friends and students attended the funeral Tuesday for Kevin Severance, a freshman science teacher at Tucumcari High School. “Severance had only been teaching at Tucumcari High School for one semester,” said Dennis Roch, assistant superintendent. “Even with his short time at Tucumcari schools, Mr. Severance made a significant impact on students and [...]

I-40 eastbound back open after accident

QCS staff A single semi-tractor trailer accident three miles east of Santa Rosa stopped traffic on eastbound I-40 from Santa Rosa to Tucumcari for over an hour and sent the driver to the hospital according to the New Mexico State Police dispatch. New Mexico Department of Transportation crews salted and sanded I-40 before reopening it [...]

Man found dead on railroad tracks

By QCS Staff A 27-year-old Hispanic man from Tucumcari was hit and killed by a train sometime between midnight and 9 a.m. Sunday, police said. The man’s name is not being released until his next of kin have been notified, said Police Chief Roger Hatcher. The man had a cell phone and he is known [...]

It ‘was like a dream,’ says train accident victim

Chelle Delaney A Tucumcari man who was hit by a train two weeks ago says he “didn’t see the darn train,” and that he’s a very lucky man. “The doctors and everybody say I am very, very lucky,” said Isaac Pacheco, Jr., 46. Pacheco who is at Northwest Hospital in Amarillo was interviewed by phone [...]

Auto accident claims Alva Carter Sr.

By Argen Duncan, Freedom New Mexico Friends and family of Alva C. Carter Sr. remembered him as generous, honorable and a hard worker. “He was a big man with a big heart,” said Mary Helen Carter, his wife of 50 years. The Portales businessman and agriculture producer died in a single-vehicle accident Thursday morning at [...]