- Associated Press - Sunday, November 23, 2014

BELEN, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico State Police say a 16-year-old boy has died after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a vehicle in Belen.

Authorities say a motorcycle driven by Tanner Wooley hit the passenger side of a car at the intersection of Third and Reinken shortly before 5 p.m. Saturday.

They say Wooley was traveling eastbound on Reinken when the car made a left turn in front of him.

Wooely was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver, 33-year-old Dejohni Orndorff, was treated at a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

State police believe alcohol may be a contributing factor in the incident.

The accident investigation is ongoing.


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