Rollover leaves man in critical condition

QCS staff According to Quay County Deputy Sheriff Frank Conley, a single-vehicle accident Thursday afternoon near San Jon sent an Amarillo man to Northwest Texas Medical Center where he is in critical condition. Charles Widick, 55, was found inside his Chevrolet Suburban after it had rolled over at the intersection of Quay Road S and […]

Pick-up accident fatal to teenager

TV Hagenah A fatal one-vehicle pickup accident took the life of a 17-year-old girl early Thursday morning roughly 50 miles northeast of Tucumcari near milepost 347 near the town of Nara Visa. Four others were injured in the accident. According to investigating New Mexico State Police Officer Paul Bell, at approximately 1:36 a.m. Thursday, a […]

Charges shelved in local case

William Thompson Jimmy L. Ingram, the man charged with harassment of a recent widow, had his case continued for six months in Quay County Magistrate Court recently. A court document states that parties in the case agreed to dismissal of the case in six months provided Ingram has no contact with Audra Pangburn, widow of […]

Man accused of harassing recent widow

William Thompson A man involved in a Nov. 3 traffic fatality has been charged with harassing the accident victim’s widow, police records show. Jimmy L. Ingram, Sr., the man involved in the Nov. 3 fatal accident in the parking lot of the Country Inn Motel, has been arraigned in Quay County Magistrate Court on charges […]

Two injured in Interstate 40 rollover

William Thompson A man and a woman were transported to Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital Thursday morning after their vehicle rolled over twice on I-40 just west of the 334 mile marker. No other vehicles were involved in the accident. Sgt. Rigo Chavarria of New Mexico State Police said driver fatigue may have played a […]

Freak accident claims man’s life

William Thompson The owner of the Country Inn Motel on West Route 66 died from injuries suffered in a bizarre parking lot accident at the motel Wednesday morning. Lt. Charles Newman of Tucumcari Police Department said the motel owner, William Pangburn, was struck by a vehicle driven by Jimmy L. Ingram, Sr. “Mr. Pangburn was […]

Four die in area auto accidents

David Irvin Three Quay county residents died as a result of vehicle crashes over the last five days Around midnight Sunday Tucumcari youth Dathan Garcia, 17, died just outside Portales. In a second accident Monday outside St. Vrain, Russell Dwain Downey, 48, and his son, Levi Downey, 19, both of House, died as a result […]

Police vehicle hit

William Thompson It is perhaps a motorist’s worst nightmare to crash into a police vehicle. That nightmare came true for a 16-year-old girl Monday afternoon at the intersection of Washington and South Ninth Street. According to Sgt. Cleo Baker of New Mexico State Police, the girl was driving northbound on South Ninth Street when she […]

I-40 accidents happen near same spot

William Thompson New Mexico State Police Officers responded to two accidents on I-40 that occurred in close proximity to one another around 10 a.m. Monday. The driver of a pickup was airlifted to Northwest Plains Hospital in Amarillo where he was in critical condition Tuesday afternoon. “The calls came in one right after the other,” […]

Man killed in I-40 accident

William Thompson Around 1:30 p.m. Saturday a small sport utility vehicle pulling a 12-foot U-Haul trailer swerved off I-40 from the westbound lanes near the 348 mile marker about 16 miles east of Tucumcari. According to Officer Steve Chacon of the New Mexico State Police, a male passenger was ejected from the vehicle and died […]