New Mexico State Police investigate fatal crash in Lea County

New Mexico State Police investigate fatal crash in Lea County

Provided by New Mexico State Police

Around 1:30 p.m. Friday, New Mexico State Police officers investigated a fatal crash on US 62/180 and NM State Road 483, near Hobbs.

The initial investigation indicated a pickup traveling eastbound on US 62/180 crossed the center median into the westbound lanes of traffic and collided into a semi-tractor trailer traveling westbound near the intersection of State Road 483. The driver of the pickup, Sam H. Seed (51) of Hobbs, sustained fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced deceased on scene. No other injuries were reported.

This crash remains under investigation.