Names released of five killed in crash near Jal
Investigators have identified five people killed in a crash Thursday morning in southern Lea County. The crash between a semi truck and a pick-up truck happened on New Mexico State Road 128 near Jal.
According to NM State Police, the pick-up crossed the center line into east-bound traffic, crashing head-on into a semi. Both vehicles caught fire. The semi driver and everyone in the pick-up died. They are:
Pick-up driver: Arturo Barboza, 22, of Odessa
Pick-up passengers: Alonso Hernandez, 28, of Odessa
Justin Brown, 25, of Montgomery, TX
Enrique Leon, 58, of Odessa
Semi driver: Rayshawda Riley, 27, of Arlington, TX
Investigators say alcohol does not appear to be a factor. Jal is about 40 miles south of Hobbs, 150 miles southwest of Lubbock.