Young Boy Killed in Carlsbad Accident

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) - A 3-year-old boy has been killed and three others injured when the car they were in was hit by a pickup in Carlsbad.

State police say the car, driven by Joe Sotelo of Silver City, was making a left turn when it was hit by the pickup Saturday evening.

The toddler, Justin Lujan, was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

A state police spokesman says Sotelo and two other passengers, Henry and Irene Sotelo, were airlifted to a Lubbock, Texas, hospital in critical condition.

The spokesman says the car's occupants were wearing seat belts, but it was unclear whether the toddler was in a car seat.