Portales man injured in motorcycle accident

Freedom New Mexico

A Portales man received serious injuries when the motorcycle he was riding crashed early Saturday morning.

State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock said Valentine Sotelo, 29, of Portales was driving a 2003 Honda motorcycle southbound on U.S. 70 when he drifted into the median and lost control about 1:45 a.m. around Mile Marker 432. Sotelo wasn’t wearing a helmet, Glascock said.

Glascock said Sotelo was airlifted, but he didn’t have information on which hospital Sotelo went to or his condition.

The investigation of the crash is ongoing.