New Mexico State police investigate fatal crash in Chaves count

New Mexico State police investigate fatal crash in Chaves county

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(Press Release)

On May 22, 2018 around 9:30 a.m., New Mexico State Police officers investigated a fatal crash on US 82 at mile marker 70 in Chaves County.

The preliminary investigation indicates a GMC pickup traveling westbound on US 82 entered the eastbound lanes of traffic and struck head-on a Chevrolet SUV traveling eastbound.

The driver of the Chevrolet SUV, identified as David Wesley Monson,79, was ejected during the collision and sustained fatal injuries. The passenger of the Chevrolet, Samme Pauline Monson,81, also sustained fatal injuries in the crash. Both were pronounce deceased on scene. The driver of the GMC pickup was transported to Artesia General Hospital for injuries.

This incident remains under investigation with no further information available.

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