Two people are dead following what authorities believe is an alcohol-related crash on the Lovington Highway in Hobbs Friday. Among the deceased is a six-year-old child.
According to Hobbs Police Public Information Officer Mike Weiss, a white Dodge pickup was traveling Northbound near Jack Gomez Blvd. around 10:21 p.m. and was swerving all over the road when it went into oncoming lanes and hit a red Chrysler car head-on.
The driver of the Chrysler has been identified as 44-year-old Prescilla Mungia of Hobbs, according to HPD. She died at a local hospital. A six-year-old passenger in that car died at the scene. Police are not releasing the child’s name pending notification of next of kin.
The driver of the Dodge pickup is 27-year-old Keevisen James Gould of Red Valley, AZ. Gould’s passenger, 34-year-old Shane Betselie of Bloomfield was transported to Lubbock, TX for his life-threatening injuries.
A third vehicle was involved in the crash, striking Gould’s truck after the head-on collision. Neither the driver or passenger of that vehicle were hurt, police said.Weiss said DWI charges are pending against Gould.