Curry County Deputies released a report about a two-car collision that left at least two people injured.
The report stated that 61-year-old Othena Smith was driving eastbound in her car prior to the crash. Investigators say Smith’s vehicle drifted from her lane and into the path of a semi-truck. The semi was driven by 61-year-old Edwin Mateo who could not avoid the crash. The collision was violent and resulted in both people in Smith’s vehicle to sustain injuries. Smith was airlifted to Plains Regional Medical Center and her passenger Sue Stockly was taken to Clovis airport before being flown to a hospital in Lubbock. The condition of Mateo is unknown.
Deputies at the scene are still investigating the cause of the crash. So far, alcohol and impairment were likely ruled out since they were not mentioned in the initial report. Neither of the drivers involved was cited or arrested at the scene by deputies. However, this could change as the investigation progresses. Luckily, everyone involved is expected to make a full recovery. If any of the drivers are issued a citation or arrested, we will provide updates on the story. Drivers are urged to carefully check their mirrors and blind spots before changing lanes.
We wish those injured in the crash quick healing and prosperity on their road to recovery.
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