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Lamesa man killed in traffic accident in Lea County Thursday morning


The following is a news release from New Mexico State Police:

On June 7, 2018 around 11:30 a.m., New Mexico State Police investigated a fatal vehicle crash on US 62/180 at mile marker 66, west of Hobbs, in Lea County.

Preliminary investigation indicates that a vehicle driven by Zachary Ryden (23) of Lamesa, Texas was traveling eastbound on US 82/180 when his vehicle crashed into the rear of a semi-tractor trailer, also traveling eastbound. Mr. Ryden sustained fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced deceased on scene. The driver of the semi sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

This crash remains under investigation with no further details available.

(News release from New Mexico State Police)

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