NMSP: Arkansas Man Killed in Lea County Crash Monday

LEA COUNTY, NM (NEWS RELEASE) - The following is a news release from New Mexico State Police:

On March 05, 2018 at about 11:30 a.m., the New Mexico State Police investigated a fatal crash on State Road 128 around mile post 30 between Loving and Jal.

The initial investigation determined a 2001 Dodge pickup and a 2003 Peterbilt semi-truck were both traveling west on State Road 128.  The semi-truck slowed to make a left hand turn onto Vaca Lane, for reasons unknown, the Dodge rear-ended the semi-truck. The driver of the Dodge pickup truck, Matthew Rosenbaum (22) of Ashdown, AR sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of semi-truck was uninjured.

The crash is still under investigation. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor. No additional information is available at this time.

(News release from New Mexico State Police)

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