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Three injured in Monday’s Relief Route rollover

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Chaves County deputies stand near a Roswell Fire Department firefighter examining an overturned green Cadillac Monday near mile marker 11 on the Relief Route north of Berrendo Road. Ray Wilson, public information officer for the New Mexico State Police, said Wednesday the vehicle’s driver and two passengers received treatment for non-life-threatening injuries. (Alex Ross Photo)

Three females sustained non-life-threatening injuries in a single-vehicle rollover accident Monday near mile marker 11 on the Relief Route.

Ray Wilson, a public information officer with the New Mexico State Police, said the condition of Nya Vega, 19, of Roswell, who was the driver of the green Cadillac, was not known as of Wednesday but she had been transported to Eastern New Mexico Medical Center with injuries believed to be non-life-threatening.

Two female passengers from Roswell — one 19 and the other 20 years of age — also received treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.

Chaves County deputies, NMSP and the Roswell Fire Department responded at about 1:30 p.m. Monday to the accident at mile post 11 on the Relief Route near Berrendo Road.

Wilson said officers later learned Vega had been heading north on the Relief Route when her vehicle left the roadway and rolled onto the east dirt right of way. Vega, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle during the crash. Her two passengers were wearing seatbelts at the time.

Vega was later cited for careless driving, no insurance and not wearing a seatbelt.

Breaking news reporter Alex Ross can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext, 301, or breakingnews@rdrnews.com.