Cyclist killed in collision

PNT Staff Report

A male cyclist died after being struck by a pickup on N.M. 267 Tuesday night, according to New Mexico State Police.

According to an e-mail release from State Police Public Information Officer Lt. Eric F. Garcia, a 2006 Dodge pickup driven by 18-year-old Jesus Davalos of Portales was traveling west when it hit the cyclist around 6:30 p.m. between Mile Markers 4 and 5.

The cyclist wasn’t wearing a helmet and was near the center of the road in an unlit area when he was hit, according to the e-mail. Davalos and his passenger, whom the release didn’t name, told police the cyclist was crossing the road from north to south.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. He didn’t have identification with him, and police had not identified him Tuesday night, according to the release.