Automobile crash kills local man

PNT Staff Report

A Portales man was killed Saturday in a one-vehicle accident east of Portales, according to Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office officials.

Isabel Ornelas, 51 lost control of his vehicle around 1:15 p.m. on N.M. 467 (Airbase Highway) between Milepost 2 and 3. The vehicle overturned, pinning the man underneath, according to Chief Deputy Malin Parker.

Parker said the man was transported to Roosevelt General Hospital by ambulance where he died a short time later. Parker said investigation into the accident is continuing.