Portales man dead after crash early Tuesday morning
Roosevelt County, N.M. (KFDA) - A Portales man has died after a crash in Roosevelt County early Tuesday morning.
Around 1:00 a.m., the New Mexico State Police responded to the area of South Roosevelt Road 2 and South Roosevelt Road W for a single-vehicle rollover.
New Mexico State Police say 31-year-old Jose Manuel Gutierrez was traveling east on South Roosevelt Road 2 when the car left the road and entered a ditch, striking a utility pole.
The car rolled over and Gutierrez was thrown from the car.
He was pronounced dead on the scene.
Police say he was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. Excessive speed appears to be a factor in the crash.
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