NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – New Mexico State Police investigated a fatal rollover crash that happened Tuesday morning. The rollover happened around 7:32 a.m. on U.S. Highway 54 near milepost 151, south of Corona, NM.
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Officials said in an NMSP press release that a commercial vehicle driven by 54-year-old Rimantas Labeika of Madison Heights, MI was traveling north on Highway 54. For an unknown reason, the truck drove off the road, hit a guardrail, and began to roll. Labeika suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by the medical investigator.
Police say alcohol does not appear to be a factor and it is unknown if seat belts were properly used.