Kermit Man Killed in Accident in Lea County

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

LEA COUNTY, N.M. - A Kermit man is dead following a wreck in Lea County on Wednesday morning.

It happened on State Road 18, 15 miles north of Jal.

48-year-old Luis Aguilar, a passenger in the car, died at the scene.

Police say 51-year-old Mary Braudus was driving around a curve, when she over-corrected and skid into an embankment.

The car rolled several times, ejecting Aguilar.

Police say he wasn't wearing a seatbelt.

Braudus was taken to Lea Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.