Police investigate rollover crash that injured 13 kids
ROSWELL, N.M. — Police are investigating a vehicle rollover crash that happened near Bottomless Lakes Road Monday.
According to State Police, the car was full of 13 juveniles between the ages of 6 and 17.
All of them were injured during the crash.
The initial investigation revealed that the truck overturned as it was approaching a curve in the road.
Excessive speed and lack of proper seatbelt usage is believed to be a factor in the crash, according to State Police.
Police said some passengers were ejected from the vehicle as it rolled.
The passengers’ injuries are said to be non-life threatening at this time, but based on the outcome of the investigation, charges will be pending for the driver of the truck.