Portales man dead after crash early Tuesday morning

Published: Jul. 6, 2022 at 1:14 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 6, 2022 at 5:17 PM CDT

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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