Family Members Remember Man Who Died in Accident

Angel Ortega, 70, died in "freak" accident

Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 8:51am

Clint - The victim of a farm accident near Clint has been identified.

Angel Ortega, 70, of Socorro died when the bulldozer he was driving overturned in a man-made lake.

His family tells us he was retired, and enjoyed spending his time at the farm where he died.

When he was not working, we're told he spent a lot of his time outdoors, fixing things in and around his Socorro home.

It was Wednesday when sheriff's deputies say Ortega was pinned underneath the loader and died at the scene.

It is unclear how the loader ended up in the water.

He leaves behind 4 daughters, 2 sons, and 12 grandchildren.

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