Hobbs Man Killed in Rollover Accident

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

LEA COUNTY, NM - Lea County has reported it's fifteenth fatal crash of the year.

The accident happened just east of Hobbs on Thursday near the intersection of Highway 62 and 180.

State police say 42-year-old Jerry Carrasco from Hobbs died after his pick-up rolled several times throwing him from his vehicle.

Carrasco was trying to pass a car when he lost control.

Police say speed was a factor in the wreck.

Carrasco was not wearing his seat belt.

Out of the 15 fatal crashes in lea county, nine deaths were blamed on people not wearing their seat belts.