State police investigating fatal crash in Sierra County

New Mexico News

SIERRA COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – State police are investigating a fatal rollover crash along state highway 59 on Saturday. Officials say James Lara of Las Cruces drove a 2003 Ford F-250 pickup that rolled off the road.


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State police say he was ejected from the vehicle and obtained fatal injuries. OMI pronounced him dead on the scene.

Officials say alcohol may have been a contributing factor to the crash. They say it also appears like he did not use his seatbelt. State police are still investigating the crash.

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