Washington Man Killed in Accident in New Mexico

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

LEA/CHAVEZ COUNTY LINE - A Washington man is dead after a two vehicle collision at the Lea-Chavez County line.

The accident happened on Thursday along Highway 380.

State troopers say 67-year-old Martin Studer was driving east when he drifted into the other lane.

The driver of the truck coming from the other direction tried to swerve to avoid the collision, but wasn't able to.

Studer was pronounced dead at the scene.

Studer's passenger and the driver of the truck were taken to the hospital and are listed in critical condition.

Troopers say speed was a factor in the crash.