Fatal Accident in Portales

One person remains in a Lubbock hospital in Serious But Stable condition following a fatal accident in Portales.

Portales police say it happened just before 8:00 Sunday morning near the intersection of Maple and Avenue A. Police say an officer was attempting to pull the car over when the driver accelerated...their car then struck a tree and trapped the passenger and driver inside.

The passenger, 29 year old Celio Salazar was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, 25 year old Miguel Ornales was transported to a Lubbock hospital.

The accident remains under investigation.