Names released of five killed in crash near Jal - FOX34 Lubbock

Names released of five killed in crash near Jal


Investigators have identified five people killed in a crash Thursday morning in southern Lea County. The crash between a semi truck and a pick-up truck happened on New Mexico State Road 128 near Jal.

According to NM State Police, the pick-up crossed the center line into east-bound traffic, crashing head-on into a semi. Both vehicles caught fire. The semi driver and everyone in the pick-up died. They are:

Pick-up driver: Arturo Barboza, 22, of Odessa

Pick-up passengers: Alonso Hernandez, 28, of Odessa
Justin Brown, 25, of Montgomery, TX
Enrique Leon, 58, of Odessa

Semi driver: Rayshawda Riley, 27, of Arlington, TX

Investigators say alcohol does not appear to be a factor. Jal is about 40 miles south of Hobbs, 150 miles southwest of Lubbock.

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