Semi tractor-trailer driver dies following crash near Cloudcroft

New Mexico

An Arizona semi truck driver has died after crashing into the north side of a tunnel in southern New Mexico.

According to New Mexico State Police, the crash happened on May 7, 2019, around 10 a.m. on U.S 82 near milepost 8, which is west of Cloudcroft. Initial investigation shows that the 2012 Freightliner Commercial Motor Vehicle, driven by 47-year-old Mays Quinton of Phoenix, AZ was traveling west on U.S. 82. 

The Freightliner crashed into the north side of a tunnel near milepost 8 on U.S. 82. Quinton sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene. 

NMSP say alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash. However, they say that seatbelts appear to have not been properly utilized. No other information about this crash has been released. 

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