Accident Response results in arrest
(Deming) – A two-vehicle crash on the Columbus Highway Wednesday afternoon resulted in one person transported by ambulance and charges filed on two others.
NM State Police Sgt. Ricky Herrera said two vehicles – a black SUV and a white pickup – were travelling south on State Road 11 or the Columbus Highway at just after 5 p.m. Wednesday when the black SUV, being driven by 53-year-old Sergio Rodriguez of Deming, slowed to turn east into a gas station just north of Solana Road.
The pickup driver, 16-year-old Brian Chavira, was unaware of the car slowing, swerved to avoid the collision, but struck the SUV from behind, pushing the vehicle and causing his truck to overturn.
Rodriguez was transported to the hospital by ambulance with undisclosed injuries.
The father of the teen, 36-year-old Luis Chavira, arrived at the scene and was eventually arrested for resisting, evading or obstructing an officer after refusing to obey officers’ instructions.
Brian Chavira, who suffered only minor injuries in his rollover, was cited for assault following a confrontation with one of the officers.
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