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Two New Mexico Men Killed in Head-On Accident in Eddy County

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EDDY COUNTY, N.M. - A head-on crash in Eddy County took the lives of two men on Friday morning.

The accident happened around 6 a.m. on County Road 605, which is about three miles south of Highway 62.

The driver of a truck told state police that he was trying to pass a water truck.

However, authorities say they did not find a water truck at the scene.

20-year-old Jonathan Venegas and 33-year-old Julio Carreon of Dexter, N.M., both died in the crash.

The truck driver was cited for careless driving and not wearing a seat belt.

Officials say distracted driving was a factor in the crash.