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State Police: 14-year-old Carlsbad girl killed in a rollover

December 5, 2018

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say a 14-year-old Carlsbad girl is dead after a car crash in Eddy County.

They say eight people ranging in age from 14 to 17 were in an SUV that rolled southeast of Carlsbad around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

State Police say Sierra Corrales was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at an area hospital.

Three other occupants of the SUV were also taken to hospitals with varying degrees of injuries not believed to be life threatening.

According to State Police, the SUV was travelling at a high rate of speed at the time of the rollover.

They say alcohol isn’t believed to be a factor in the crash and it appears seat belts weren’t in use.

State Police say charges are pending against the driver.

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