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Authorities say woman appeared to be driving

A woman was sent to a local hospital Wednesday night after a caller reported a woman lying on the road. The severity of the victim’s injuries are not yet known.

Before 8 p.m. Wednesday, the Roswell Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services were dispatched south of the corner of West Country Club Road and North Montana Avenue in reference to a woman reportedly lying on the road.

The person who reported finding the woman along North Union Avenue added that a vehicle was nearby.

The driver’s side airbag to the vehicle had been deployed. Authorities say it appears the woman was driving the vehicle.

A New Mexico State Police officer initially assisted with the call. According to the officer, the Roswell Police Department is in charge of the scene.

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By the time the Daily Record arrived, the woman had just been sent to a local hospital.

“It seems like some sort of single-vehicle incident, but I don’t even want to call it an accident because we don’t know what happened yet,” said the RPD’s public information officer Todd Wildermuth. “We’re not sure what occurred, but we found a vehicle – and she was out of the vehicle, lying in the road.”

The RPD arrived to investigate the scene shortly after firefighters and Emergency Medical Services left.

“It could be she had an accident, and rolled it and was ejected, but I don’t know – that’s just my speculation,” Wildermuth said. “Now, we got to piece together what led to that scene.”

Multimedia-Crime reporter Trevier Gonzalez can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 301, or at breakingnews@rdrnews.com.

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