Hobbs man dies in head-on collision

Hobbs man dies in head-on collision

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LEA COUNTY, New Mexico -

A New Mexico man is dead following a crash on State Road 529 in Lea County Monday morning.

The preliminary investigation revealed that Jace Bennett, 21, of Pinon, New Mexico, crossed over the center line and collided head-on with a vehicle driven by Lawrence Coll, 73, of Hobbs.

Coll was pronounced dead at the scene.

Bennett was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. 

New Mexico State Police report the crash is still under investigation.

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