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An Artesia teenager was killed Monday afternoon in a wreck north of Roswell

New Mexico State Police officers responded just after 4 p.m. Monday to mile marker 166 on U.S. 285. Initial investigation revealed a vehicle driven by Romeo King, 15, of Artesia, was travelling northbound on 285 when it drifted off the roadway and onto the shoulder, rolling several times.

King sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. A passenger in the vehicle sustained minor injuries and was treated and released.

The wreck remains under investigation.