2 killed in head-on crash on US 285 near Loving

February 19, 2018

LOVING, N.M. (AP) — Two men in a pickup truck were killed when their vehicle was involved in a head-on collision with a semi-truck near Loving.

New Mexico State Police say 39-year-old Michael Ponce of Roswell and 60-year-old Fernando Garcia Martinez of Carlsbad were killed in Sunday’s crash.

The semi-truck had crossed the center line on U.S. 285 and side-swiped another semi-truck before the head-on collision with the pickup truck.

Neither driver of the semi-trucks was injured.

The crash is under investigation.

Alcohol isn’t believed to be a factor in the crash.

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