Colorado man dies in car crash in northern New Mexico

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LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) – Authorities say a Colorado man has died after his car went off an interstate in northern New Mexico.

The New Mexico State Police identified 69-year-old Fidel Puentes-Duenas, of Denver, on Sunday as the lone victim in the single-vehicle crash.

According to state police, Puentes-Duenas’ Ford pickup was traveling southbound Saturday morning on Interstate 25 in Mora County near Las Vegas.

Investigators say the pickup started to skid on a patch of ice.

The car then struck a guardrail and rolled.

Police say Puentes-Duenas was not using a seat belt and was ejected from the pickup.

He was transported to a hospital in Albuquerque but later succumbed to his injuries.

The crash remains under investigation. 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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