Silver City Man Killed in ATV Accident

Silver City – A man is dead after his ATV struck a hole on a forest road in southwestern New Mexico and flipped end over end.

State police said the accident that killed Lloyd Montoya of Silver City happened Saturday near Buckhorn. The 43-year-old Montoya was taken to Gila Regional Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.

Montoya was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. State police said he was thrown from the vehicle and it came to rest on him after flipping over.

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