Melrose man dies in car accident

CNJ Staff

A 63-year-old Melrose man was killed Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle accident about five miles east of Melrose on U.S. 60/84, according to Patrolman Lance Bateman of the New Mexico State Police.

Bill Bovell was driving west in a 1992 Mercury passenger car on a two-lane portion of the highway when his vehicle crossed the median and struck the rear of a semi-tractor trailer traveling in the opposite direction, Bateman said.

Bovell was died at the accident scene, Bateman said.

The driver of the semi was not injured, Bateman said.