Carlsbad Man Killed in Rollover Accident in Eddy County

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

EDDY COUNTY, N.M. - A Carlsbad man is dead after a rollover accident in Eddy County.

New Mexico State Police tell NewsWest 9 that 33-year-old Angel Mata was killed.

We're told he was driving on Illinois Camp Road, just outside of Artesia, when one of his tires blew.

Mata lost control, overcorrected and then his pick-up rolled several times.

Authorities say he was not wearing a seat belt.

His passengers were hurt but there's no word on how serious his injuries are.