Driver ignores stop sign, slams into car

ARTESIA, N.M. (KRQE) – A wreck on U.S. Highway 285 and Fairgrounds Road sent two people to the hospital Thursday.

Eddy County Sheriff’s Office said that emergency officials responded to the incident at approximately 3:30 p.m. Thursday when the driver of a Ford Taurus disregarded a stop sign and was struck by a Dodge Neon.

The driver of the Taurus suffered serious injuries and had to be airlifted to a hospital. Deputies said the driver of the neon sustained non life-threatening injuries and was transported to Artesia General Hospital.

Eddy County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident.

It is unknown at this time if alcohol was a factor in the collision. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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