New Mexico State Police investigate fatal crash on US Highway 70 - FOX34 Lubbock

New Mexico State Police investigate fatal crash on US Highway 70

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Otero County, NM - On September 15, at about 8:30 p.m. the New Mexico State Police investigated a fatal crash on US Highway 70 around mile post 185 between Alamogordo and Las Cruces.  

Through the investigation it appears a 2014 Chevrolet Sonic was traveling east on US 70 at a high rate of speed veered off the roadway and rolled. The driver, a twenty-year-old Virginia male from Holloman Air Force Base, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene.

A twenty-year-old male passenger from Vermont was transported for unknown injuries.  Alcohol does not appear to be a contributing factor to the crash and the driver does not appear to have properly worn his seatbelt.

The crash is still under investigation.

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