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Man dies in crash on U.S. 84

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By David Giuliani

A Tecolotito-area man died in a car accident on an icy road Sunday, state police said.

Valentin Montoya, 69, was pronounced dead at the site of the accident, state police Lt. Craig Martin said. The crash happened shortly before 10 a.m.

Montoya was headed south on U.S. Highway 84, 21 miles south of Interstate 25, when he lost control of his car because of the icy road, Martin said. Montoya struck a car going north on the highway.

The driver of the other car was Jesus Campuzano-Escalante, 50, of Colorado, who was listed as injured, Martin said. A passenger, whose name wasn’t available, was listed in critical condition, he said. Both were taken to Alta Vista regional hospital.

“The road was not in good condition at all. One of the officers headed to the accident witnessed a rollover on his way. He was almost struck,” Martin said.