Seagraves Man Killed in Rollover Accident in New Mexico

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

NEAR ARTESIA, N.M. - A deadly rollover accident in New Mexico claims the life of a Seagraves big rig driver.

The accident happened at the intersection of U.S. Highway 82 and turkey road near Artesia.

Police say a pickup crossed into the path of a semi, driven by 32-year-old Armando Rodriguez.

The semi ran off the road and rolled numerous times.

Rodriguez was ejected and died at the scene.

Another pick up was struck by debris from the semi as it rolled, but we're told the driver of that pick-up wasn't seriously hurt.

Police say the driver who caused the wreck was airlifted to Lubbock.

Police think he was driving under the influence.