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A person involved in a two-vehicle accident was sent to a local hospital by ambulance late Thursday afternoon.

Shortly before 4:30 p.m. Thursday, the Roswell police and fire departments were dispatched to the corner of West Second Street and North Lea Avenue in reference to a vehicular accident with injuries.

An RPD officer stands outside his vehicle, blocking traffic from entering the debris-covered area.

A black SUV that had sustained heavy damage to the front-right tire sat within an Allsup’s parking lot while a white van on the opposite side of Second Street had encountered extensive damage toward its front.

An individual within one of the vehicles was taken by Emergency Medical Services to Eastern New Mexico Medical Center, though the extent of their injuries has not been released.

A portion of Second Street was blocked off to clear the two involved vehicles and remove cleanup debris along the street.

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Further information is pending an accident report from the Roswell Police Department,
which was not available by press time.

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

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