Semi Driver Killed in Eddy County

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

A semi driver is dead after flipping his big rig between Carlsbad and Jal.

It happened last night along the Jal Highway near Twin Wells Road around 9p.m.

According to state police, 29-year-old Marcus Perez was going too fast to make the curve.

He went into the southbound lane, overcorrected, which sent the semi into a skid and it rolled over.

Perez was thrown from the truck.

He was taken to the hospital in Carlsbad where he died.

Troopers say he was not wearing his seatbelt