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July 21, 2014 – On Friday, July 18, 2014 at approximately10:21pm, Hobbs Police Officers responded to a multivehicle traffic crash with injuries that occurred on the Lovington Highway in the vicinity of Jack Gomez Boulevard. Priscilla Mungia of Hobbs and a six year old child were killed in the head on collision with a vehicle driven by 27 year old Keevisen James Gould of Red Valley, Arizona.  34 year old Shane Betselie of Bloomfield, New Mexico who was a passenger in Gould’s vehicle was seriously injured in the crash. 

Keevisen Gould was arrested and has been charged with two counts Homicide by Motor Vehicle and one count of Great Bodily Harm by Motor Vehicle.  He was booked into the Hobbs City Jail on a $40,000.00 bond.  The investigation is continuing.

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