One killed in weekend accident

By Bryant Million: PNT Staff

A local man died Saturday evening in an one-vehicle accident on Baseline Road, just east of State Road 467, according to a New Mexico State Police news release.

Manuel Torres Garrola, 26, of Portales was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident at approximately 6:39 p.m. There were no other passengers in the vehicle, according to the release.

New Mexico State Police said Torres had been driving westbound on Baseline Road in a 1998 Dodge pickup when he lost control of the vehicle and went off the roadway, striking an embankment on the north side causing the vehicle to flip and land on its roof.

Torres had not been wearing a seatbelt and was partially ejected from the vehicle.