Hobbs Man Killed In Semi-Truck Accident

By Staff Report

NewsWest 9

HOBBS - A fiery crash involving a semi-truck in New Mexico took the life of a Hobbs man Tuesday.

An accident police say most likely happened because of a sleepy driver.

48-year-old David Tyler was driving his semi-truck down US Highway 285 near milepost 11, just 10 miles south of loving.

State police say he was headed southbound and crossed over in the northbound lanes. He drove off the road and down a dirt embankment.

The load caused the tanker to rollover and that's when the truck went up in flames.

Investigators believe Tyler was fatigued and therefore not paying attention.