Alcohol, speed factors in deadly crash near Hobbs
September 13, 2018 12:17 PM
LEA COUNTY, N.M. - State Police are investigating a deadly crash in Lea County.
It happened Wednesday around 5 p.m. on State Road 529 west of Hobbs.
Police say an initial investigation shows that the driver of a 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse was driving recklessly at a high rate of speed when the car left the road and rolled.
The driver, 43-year-old Christopher Michael Clayburn of Artesia, was ejected from the car and pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say Clayburn was not wearing a seatbelt and alcohol does appear to be a factor in the crash.
Created: September 13, 2018 12:17 PM
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