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 Hilario Ornales Perez, Jr

Hilario Ornales Perez, Jr

Death 26 Aug 1967 (aged 19–20)
Roosevelt County, New Mexico, USA
Burial Portales, Roosevelt County, New Mexico, USA
Plot Sect. North A, Row 30, Sp 6
Memorial ID 161001631 · View Source
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Year of death on his mortuary marker is 1967 which agrees with the date of the article below.

Youths Die In Car Flip Near Portales

PORTALES, N. M. (P) – Two Portales residents died Saturday under an overturned car on a graded road about 6 miles west of Portales, State Police said.

The victims were identified as Hilario Ornales Perez, Jr., 20, and Gilbert Natividad, 14. Perez was the son of Hilario Perez.

Chon Perez, 14, brother of the driver, apparently escaped injury and told Asst. Dist. Atty. Fred Boone that all three occupants were in the car’s front seat.

He said he was able to crawl out of the vehicle and got help from his uncle, Ishmael Gonzales. The two youths were dead on arrival at Roosevelt General Hospital.

Boone said he saw no signs of Blood. Gasoline was flowing from the car’s tank when ambulances arrived at the scene.

State Policeman Floyd Toy said the car apparently swerved off the road, returned and then overturned.

An investigation was being conducted to determine if the gasoline contributed to the deaths. Chon Perez said his brother didn’t speak after the wreck but Natividad said he was all right.

Published in the Albuquerque Journal, Aug. 27, 1967, Pages 1A and 2A.

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