New Mexico Police investigate fatal crash on US 82 in Eddy Count

New Mexico Police investigate fatal crash on US 82 in Eddy County

Eddy County, NM -

On May 26, just after 6:00 a.m., the New Mexico State Police investigated a fatal crash involving two vehicles on U.S. 82, near mile post 117, east of Artesia, NM. 

The initial investigation shows a 2017 Ford, driven by Francisco Adame Montemayor, 21 of Cleburne, TX was traveling west on U.S. 82. The Ford crossed over the center line into eastbound traffic and collided into the side of a 2015 Freightliner that was traveling east.

The Freightliner was driven by a 49-year-old male of Roswell, NM.

Montemayor died at the scene. A passenger in the Ford sustained minor injuries and was transported to the Artesia General Hospital. The driver of the Freightliner was uninjured. 

According to police, seatbelts appear to have not been properly utilized by the driver and passenger of the Ford. 

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