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Carlsbad Woman Killed in Afternoon Accident

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

CARLSBAD, N.M. – A Carlsbad woman is dead following an afternoon accident.

The accident happened at the intersection of New Mexico State Road 200 and North Canal Street north of Carlsbad.

New Mexico State Police tell NewsWest 9, a vehicle, driven by 48-year-old Dana Riggs, was traveling east on State Road 200 when another vehicle driven by 53-year-old Catherine Yates failed to stop at a stop sign.

That's when Yates was hit by Riggs' vehicle and both vehicles veered off the road.

Yates died as a result of injuries sustained during the accident.

Alcohol was not a contributing factor and both drivers were wearing their seatbelts.

The accident is still under investigation.

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