11-year-old dies after falling under trailer tires at Melrose garbage dump station

New Mexico News

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – An 11-year-old boy was killed after falling into the path of a trailer at a New Mexico garbage dump station. The Curry County Sheriff’s Office reports that an adult and two boys were getting ready to empty their trailer at the station in Melrose on Sunday, May 23.


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According to authorities, a 2019 Ford pickup was towing a trailer as the two boys were riding on the trailer. As the vehicle was moving very slowly, one of the boys stepped off the trailer while the other boy, Camden Stevens reportedly tried to jump from the trailer, lost his footing and fell.

The Curry County Sheriff’s Office states that the trailer tires struck the boy, causing critical life-threatening injuries. The child was transported via ambulance to Plains Regional Medical Center and was then flown to a medical facility in Lubbock, Texas but on Monday, died due to his injuries.

The Curry County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the incident.

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