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Update: One dead in Thursday head-on collision

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Firefighters with the Roswell Fire Department crawl into an SUV to extract an individual following a fatal crash Thursday at about 11 a.m. in the area of Union Avenue and West College Boulevard. (Alex Ross Photo)

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A badly damaged vehicle sits in the roadway Thursday following a fatal crash in the area of Union Avenue and West College Boulevard. Todd Wildermuth, public information officer for the Roswell Police Department, said that one woman died in the two-vehicle head-on collision and two other individuals were transported to a hospital. (Alex Ross Photo)

One person is dead and two others hospitalized following a Thursday head-on collision in a Roswell residential neighborhood.

The deceased, a 31-year-old woman, died in the two-vehicle crash between 10:30 and 11 a.m. near Union Avenue and West College Boulevard, according to Todd Wildermuth, public information officer with the Roswell Police Department.

One of the vehicles, an SUV, crashed through a brick wall outside a house.

Firefighters later could be seen climbing into the SUV to extract an individual who was subsequently taken by ambulance to a hospital. The second vehicle remained in the street, heavily damaged.

RPD officers, along with Chaves County deputies and personnel from both the Roswell Fire Department and Superior Ambulance responded to the crash. The area was closed off to traffic for much of the day, with motorists forced to seek alternate routes.

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Wildermuth said it was believed one of the vehicles may have hit another vehicle moments earlier in the area of Union Avenue and 19th Street.

The RPD is handling the investigation into the crash.

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