Deputies Respond to Fatal ATV Accident


Date: 06/17/2014
San Juan County, NM – On June 16, 2014, at approximately 6:30 pm, San Juan County Sheriff deputies responded to the Wilderness Park area in Bloomfield in response to a 911 call regarding a 4-wheeler crash. This is a rural area consisting of many ATV trails. Upon arrival, deputies learned 13 year-old Lybertee Clark of Bloomfield, NM had been driving a 4-wheeler with her 8 year-old brother when they crashed.

Subsequent investigation showed Lybertee had come to a curve in the road, but was going too fast to make the turn. The ATV went down a steep embankment and rolled, throwing both from the machine. Lybertee sustained severe head trauma and injuries to her torso. She was transported to the San Juan Regional Medical Center where she succumbed to her injuries and passed away a short time later. The younger brother sustained non-life threatening injuries and is currently being treated at San Juan Regional Medical Center.