In the first, 81-year-old Gerald Stickles of Las Cruces was transported to the hospital with head injuries following a one-vehicle rollover accident on the interstate east of Deming, just inside the Luna County line.
Stickles told officers he didn’t know what happened to cause his 2010 Nissan to roll at just before 1 a.m. Saturday.
In the second accident, 19-year-old Anthony Urtiaga was transported with head injuries after the pickup he was driving went off the roadway near Dona Ana and Ventura roads Saturday at about 11:30 a.m.
Urtiaga said he was driving east on Dona Ana Road and changed lanes to avoid hitting a rabbit, but lost control and ended up hitting a culvert and some reflective markers.
Urtiaga was cited for reckless driving and causing an accident involving property damage.