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

On April 9, 2018 just before 8:00 a.m. the New Mexico State Police investigated a fatal crash on West County Road near Marland in Hobbs.

The initial investigation indicated a 2013 Ford F-550 was traveling north on West County Road. For unknown reasons the Ford crossed the center line into the south bound lanes of West County Road. The Ford side swiped a Kenworth truck that was traveling south bound. The impact caused both vehicles to overturn. The male driver of the Ford F-550, Ector Diaz (44) of Hobbs, NM sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at an area hospital. The driver of the Kenworth was transported to an area hospital for injuries not believed to be life threatening.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in this crash. No additional information is available at this time.

(News release from New Mexico State Police)