NMSP: Artesia Police officer killed in crash with semi-truck

New Mexico News

Police officer killed in crash involving officer and semi-truck on US 285 in Artesia, NM. (Courtesy of Abel Gomez Jr.)

ARTESIA, N.M. (KRQE)- New Mexico State Police are investigating a fatal crash that has killed an Artesia Police officer. NMSP was notified about the crash involving a 2018 Ford F-150 and tractor-trailer at 10:45 a.m. Friday.

Initial investigation indicates that the F-150 driven by 42-year-old Thomas Wade Fraizer, a Corporal with the Artesia Police Deparment, was heading north on U.S. Hwy 285. The F-150 collided into the rear of the tractor-trailer that was also going northbound and slowing to turn into the Creek Side Dairy.

Fraizer was pronounced deceased on the scene by Office of the Medical Investigator. The driver of the tractor-trailer was uninjured in the crash.

NMSP is investigating the crash at this time. This is a developing story, KRQE News 13 will provide information as it becomes available.

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