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State police investigating trio of fatal crashes

David Lynch
December 17, 2017 05:10 PM

GRANT COUNTY, N.M. – State police say three are dead following separate single-vehicle accidents in New Mexico over the weekend.

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The first occurred sometime Friday evening at the interchange of U.S. highways 491 and 264 a few miles north of Gallup, where state police say a Volvo traveling fast wasn't able to take a turn the correct way. It ended up "colliding with the overpass," killing 27-year-old Cree Silver, an Arizona woman. 

State police say Silver wasn't wearing her seatbelt. 

On Saturday, 49-year-old Scott Jarette of Illinois died after the ATV he was driving in southwestern New Mexico crashed "for unknown reasons." He was traveling along Forrest Road when the ATV left the road.

He was airlifted to a hospital in El Paso, police say, but wasn't able to recover. NMSP officials say alcohol doesn't appear to have been involved. 

In eastern New Mexico near Portales, another person died after the Dodge Charger they were driving along U.S. Highway 70 crashed into a tree early Sunday morning, police say. That person -- whose identity has not been released -- died at the scene. 

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