Fatal Crash – 1100 blk West Sandia – March 31, 2016

On Thursday, 03/31/2016, at about 12:38 p.m., Officers of the Clovis Police Department responded to the 1100 block of West Sandia Street in Clovis, New Mexico, for a motor vehicle crash involving a motorcycle and a passenger vehicle.
On arrival, Officers noted a green in color 2012 Kawasaki motorcycle, on its side and a black Nissan car with impact marks on its drivers’ left front and drivers’ side windshield. Preliminary investigation indicates the motorcycle was travelling east on Sandia Street, the Nissan was turning west onto Sandia Street from Williams Street, from a posted yield sign.
The Nissan was being driven by a 40 year old male from Clovis. The motorcycle was being driven by Patrick Smith, 20 years of age, of Clovis. Smith was not wearing a helmet.
Clovis Fire Department Ambulance transported Smith to Plains Regional Medical Center. Patrick Smith succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at 1:14 p.m.
The Clovis Police Department Major Crash Team was activated and investigation into this crash is continuing.