Thursday, May 6, 2010

Socorro Students Injured In Rollover

Mountain Mail Reports

Four Socorro High students and Future Farmers of America instructor Bryan Mitchell were injured in a car accident Tuesday morning just outside of Tucumcari on Interstate 40.

The crash occurred at 6:45 a.m. on Interstate 40 near Mile Marker 330, outside of Tucumcari, State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock told the Quay County Sun.
According to Glascock, Mitchell, 48, was eastbound when the 2005 Ford Excursion he was driving traveled into the median. Glascock said Mitchell overcorrected and the vehicle rolled, coming to rest in the eastbound lanes. Mitchell received a citation for careless driving. The newspaper reported he told officers he swerved to avoid hitting a coyote in the road. The five were on their way to Oklahoma City to take part in a FFA national competition. The Socorro team was going to compete in the pasture and range category.
Socorro Schools Superitendent Cheryl Wilson did not have many details, but said “all the kids and teacher are safe with minor injuries. I am just thrilled everybody is OK.”
Wilson said she heard about the accident after receiving a phone call at 7:30 a.m. and the five returned to Socorro Tuesday night.

Picture: This is the photo of the vehicle taken by a cell phone at the scene.

Courtesy photo

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