Two die in New Year's Eve crash in Clovis

Clovis police report a double fatality on New Year's Eve.

The victims were identified as 21-year-old Ashley Welch of Estancia and 19-year-old Keri Bechthold of Portales.

Police say officers were sent to the scene last night and found a car upside down in a drainage ditch in Clovis.

Both women had been thrown from the car.

Officers say Welch, the passenger, was dead at the scene and that Bechthold died at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis.

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