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Teen dead, another injured in car crash outside Hobbs

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HOBBS, N.M. (AP) - A single-vehicle crash near Hobbs has left an 18-year-old man dead and another man hurt.
    
New Mexico State Police say the accident occurred around 3 a.m. Sunday on State Road 18.
    
According to officers, the vehicle heading south from Hobbs swerved to avoid hitting a dog.
    
The driver lost control of the car and it overturned multiple times.
    
Police say the impact ejected Wesley Leija, who was not wearing a seat belt, from the vehicle.
    
Leija was pronounced dead on the scene.
    
The 17-year-old driver, Rene Caraveo, was transported to a hospital with injuries.
    
His condition was not immediately known.
    
The crash remains under investigation.

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