State police say 2 died in weekend rollover near Tucumcari

Created: 07/14/2014 3:59 PM
By: staff

Two people, including a 5-year-old girl, died in an accident this weekend on US Highway 54, state police said.

Jose Cuevas, 42, and Emely Cuevas, 5, both from Liberal, Kansas died when the Chevy Tahoe with six passengers rolled over on the highway about an an hour northeast of Tucumcari on Saturday.

Two other passengers were sent to the hospital in Lubbock with critical injuries.

The remaining passengers suffered non life threatening injuries, state police said. All rear passengers were ejected because they were not wearing seatbelts.

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