NMSP identifies Artesia police officer killed in crash
ROSWELL, N.M. — New Mexico State Police is investigating a crash that killed an Artesia police officer Friday.
An initial investigation indicates 42-year-old Cpl. Thomas Wade Frazier rear-ended a tractor-trailer on U.S. Highway 285 Friday, according to NMSP.
Frazier died at the scene.
The driver of the tractor-trailer, a 20-year-old driver from Dexter, was not injured, police said.
The crash remains under investigation.
Photos of the fatal accident just outside Artesia today. An Artesia Police officer was killed as a result of the crash. We’ll have more tonight on @KOB4 pic.twitter.com/ikDv8QIipc— Tamara Lopez (@tamcam_tv) May 21, 2021