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Teenager killed in rollover southeast of Carlsbad

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A teenager died Wednesday in a rollover southeast of Carlsbad, according to a press release from the New Mexico State Police.

Sierra Corrales, 14, of Carlsbad was pronounced dead by the Office of the Medical Investigator at an area hospital. State Police investigated the accident at about 1:30 p.m.

Corrales was one of eight people riding in the 2003 Tahoe as it traveled south on Howard Road at a high rate of speed, according to the release. Occupants in the vehicle ranged in age from 14 to 17.

For unknown reasons the vehicle left the roadway and rolled over, according to the release.

Corrales was ejected from the vehicle and sustained fatal injuries.

Four of the other occupants in the vehicle were uninjured and three others were transported to area hospitals with varying degrees of non life-threatening injuries.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the accident, but it appears seat belts were not in use, according to the press release.

The vehicle belonged to the mother of the 14-year-old driver and charges are pending the outcome of an investigation still in the preliminary stages.

The State Police Reconstruction Unit has also been called in to help with the investigation, the release states.

Names of the remaining victims had not been released.