Letter to Editor: Family, community thanks kindness of stranger

Recently, there was a young girl killed in an automobile accident. She was in the company of three friends. One young man was also killed, and two others sustained numerous injuries. This impacted the community of Logan. The girl who was killed was Kateri “Kat” Trujillo. She had been an EMT with the Logan Volunteer […]

Florida man dies in I-40 crash

QCS Staff A Florida man was killed on Sunday, Father’s Day, in an accident on I-40 at the eastbound 330 mile marker, according to a release by New Mexico State Police. Killed was Michael Hearn, 56, of Merritt Island, Fla. Injured in the accident were Rose Hearn, 55, and Daniel Hearn, 27, also of Merritt […]

Missouri man killed in crash on U.S. 54

QCS Staff One person died in an accident Thursday morning outside of Logan. According to a release from the New Mexico State Police, Dennis Bottorff, 58, of St. Joseph, Mo. was killed from a collision of two trucks on U.S. 54. Bottorff’s truck struck the trailer of an eastbound commercial truck, according to the release, […]

Alcohol involved in fatal wreck

By QCS staff A weekend car wreck killed two people, sent 12 people to the hospital and left one man in jail facing vehicular homicide charges. The accident happened at 10 p.m. on Saturday, 14 miles west of Tucumcari on Interstate 40. New Mexico State Police reported an eastbound Ford passenger car lost control and […]

Teenager killed in I-40 rollover

By QCS Staff A teenage girl was killed after her car rolled over on Interstate 40 near Santa Rosa about 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday, according to New Mexico State Police. Natasha Serrano, 16 of Santa Rosa, was heading west near Santa Rosa when she drove off the left shoulder, back into the left lane and […]

Police Blotter, June 15

The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari Police during the past several days. According to the reports: Monday • About 7:30 a.m., a computer was reported taken from Versatile Construction. • About 4 a.m., an employee of Hampton Inn called in reference to a suspicious subject. The subject was later issued a […]

Man killed in I-40

According to New Mexico State Police, a tractor trailer traveling in the westbound lanes of I-40 near milepost 314, drifted into the eastbound lanes Sunday morning, striking a sport utility vehicle driven by Billy Wayne Garrett of Oklahoma. Garrett was killed on impact. The driver of the tractor trailer, Zhi Yan Wu of California, and […]