Crosbyton Man Dies in Rollover near Lorenzo

A Crosbyton man is dead after a rollover wreck on US 62/82, one mile west of Lorenzo.

According to officials, Profirio Ortiz, 44-years-old, was driving a 2003 Toyota 4Runner west on US 62/82 around 1:20 a.m. Thursday when he traveled through a left curve onto the grass and on the north side of the roadway.

According to Police records, the driver overcorrected and traveled through both westbound lanes of traffic. The vehicle then traveled into the center median and rolled.

The driver of the vehicle was taken to University Medical Center where he later passed away. The crash is still under investigation.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, run-off-road crashes are more likely to occur in adverse weather conditions (rain, sleet, snow, fog, fog, and others – smog, smoke, blowing sand, or dust) as compared to good weather conditions (normal or clear).

Among the crashes that occurred in adverse weather conditions, 75.5 percent of the crashes were ROR crashes; while among those crashes that occurred in good weather conditions, 70 percent were ROR crashes.