MAYHILL, N.M. (AP) - Two people died in a one-vehicle crash near Mayhill when the driver struck a tree and rolled down an embankment. Authorities say Vicky Eudy of Alamogordo and Mark Torrez of Artesia were both fatally injured in the crash late Friday morning. Another person in the car suffered injuries that weren't believed to be life-threatening. Police say the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed before the crash.
LOVING, N.M. (AP) - Two men in a pickup truck were killed when their vehicle was involved in a head-on collision with a semi-truck near Loving. New Mexico State Police say Michael Ponce of Roswell and Fernando Garcia Martinez of Carlsbad were killed in Sunday's crash. The semi-truck had crossed the center line on U.S. 285 and side-swiped another semi-truck before the head-on collision with the pickup. Neither driver of the semi-trucks was injured.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A melee broke out among fans at the state high school wrestling tournaments in Rio Rancho. The Albuquerque Journal reports two women at the center of a heated dispute disagreed on who instigated the melee Saturday night. One is the mother a Belen High School wrestler. The other was the mother of a St. Pius High School wrestler. There were multiple fan ejections.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - The rocky relationship between New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and state lawmakers is coming to a close as she prepares to leave office and both sides ponder what could have been. Democratic leaders say they wish there was better communication and wonder if they could have done more. Martinez says her only regret is that lawmakers didn't pass more of her legislation during her eight years in office.
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