ARTESIA, N.M. — A 7-year-old boy has died and two others were injured in a vehicle crash in Artesia.
New Mexico State Police say the collision occurred Wednesday afternoon on US 285.
A Chrysler sedan heading north was attempting a left turn when it was struck by a pickup truck driving south.
The sedan was driven by 47-year-old Janell Archibeque, of Lake Arthur, and carrying a 2-year-old girl and the boy.
Authorities say Archibeque and the girl, identified as London Orona, suffered serious injuries and were flown to a hospital in Lubbock, Texas.
The boy, who police identified as Cy Palmer, was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Police did not say how all three are related.
The driver of the truck was treated at the scene.
Police say the crash remains under investigation.