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16-year-old driver dies in auto wreck


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New Mexico State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash with injuries in Carlsbad on May 20.
The accident occurred on Hidalgo Road, about one-half mile east of Standpipe Road.
The initial investigation indicated that a pickup truck driven by Shane Kincaid, 16, was traveling westbound on Hidalgo Road when the pickup hit a cow. The impact caused the vehicle to exit the roadway and roll.
Kincaid, the sole occupant of the vehicle, was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. He sustained fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene.