On Saturday September 8, around 6:30 a.m., New Mexico State Police officers investigated a fatal crash involving a semi-tractor-trailer and a sedan on U.S. 285 near mile marker 67, south of Artesia.
Authorities say a semi-tractor-trailer was traveling south on U.S. 285 near mile post 67 when a Toyota sedan, also traveling south, collided into the rear of the semi.
The driver of the sedan, Ryan Orona ,24, of Artesia, NM, sustained fatal injuries in the crash. A passenger in the sedan was transported with injuries. The driver of the semi was uninjured.
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