New Mexico State Police Investigate Fatal Crash in Lea County Sunday Morning

LEA COUNTY, NM (NEWS RELEASE) - Around 3:00 this morning [Sunday], New Mexico State Police officers investigated a head-on fatal crash on New Mexico State Road 18 at mile marker 7, in Lea County.

The initial investigation indicated a Nissan passenger car was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of State Road 18.  The passenger car collided head-on with a semi-tractor/trailer traveling southbound. The driver of the passenger car, Elisa G. Armendariz (27) of Jal, NM, sustained fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced deceased on scene.  The driver of the semi was uninjured.  

(News release from New Mexico State Police)

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