Claude Man Dies In Wreck Near Santa Rosa

A Claude resident died after a rollover car crash on Saturday morning on the U.S. Highway 54 near 235 south of Santa Rosa.

Around 7:30 a.m. on Feb. 13, the Mexico State police were alerted about a single-vehicle rollover on U.S. Highway 54.

31-year-old Derek Ray Hatfield was traveling north on U.S. 54 when an unknown reason he left the roadway and rolled.

Hatfield was ejected from the vehicle and suffered fatal injuries, and was pronounced dead on the scene by the office of the medical investigator.

Alcohol is not suspected to be a cause, but a seatbelt not being properly worn is suspected.

An investigation is continuing into the cause of the wreck.


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