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Posted on: February 6, 2017

[ARCHIVED] One man dies while two others walk away in rollover accident


Alcohol, speed and failure to wear seatbelts are suspected to have been major contributing factors in a single-vehicle rollover accident in south Roswell late Sunday night (Feb. 5) that left one man dead while two other men in the vehicle were able to walk away from the wreck.

The accident occurred around 11:45 p.m. along East Hobson Road just east of East Earl Cummings Loop. The RPD investigation has determined none of the three men in the 1997 Ford pickup truck was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident and all were ejected from the vehicle during the rollover. All three of the occupants are believed to have been intoxicated at the time of the accident. Alcohol containers were found in the truck and throughout the area of the accident. The investigation has also determined the truck was traveling at a very high rate of speed when the accident occurred.

According to the investigating traffic officer, the truck was traveling west on East Hobson when the driver, Miguel Anorve, 20, of Roswell, lost control of the vehicle and it crossed into the eastbound side of the road. Anorve overcorrected the vehicle to the other direction, pulling it back across the road and causing it to leave the road and roll an estimated five times, ejecting the occupants and coming to rest to the north of the road.

Anorve was transported by emergency medical personnel to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

One of the passengers, both of whom are adults who live in Roswell, told the investigator he called 911 as he left the scene. That passenger showed up at a local hospital around noon Monday, Feb. 6, to seek treatment for his injuries. The other passenger also left the scene of the accident and went to a local hospital a short time after the accident.

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