Two Killed in Crash Near Lovington

LOVINGTON, NM - Two teens are dead after a crash in New Mexico.

New Mexico State Police say it happened just after 5:00 Sunday afternoon on State Road 83 near Lovington.

Officials say a 2007 Honda SUV slammed into the rear corner of a commercial truck while trying to pass another vehicle. The truck was making a left turn onto Wilks Road when it was hit by the Honda.

17-year-old Mary Keith of Hobbs and 17-year-old Brandi Schmidt of Lovington were both killed in the crash.

46-year-old Juan Delgado of Corpus Christi, Texas, the driver of the commercial truck, was not injured. State Police say Mary Keith was not paying attention to the road when the accident happened.

Alcohol was not a factor in the crash and both teens were wearing seat belts.