Staff ReportNewsWest 9
CARLSBAD, N.M. – A Carlsbad man is dead following a two vehicle accident.
The accident happened on State Road 31, east of Carlsbad on Thursday evening.
New Mexico State Police tells NewsWest 9, a passenger vehicle was traveling northbound on State Road 31 when the vehicle crossed the center line and collided head on with a semi-truck.
The driver, 35-year-old Frederick Tapaha of Carlsbad, was pronounced dead on the scene.
We’re told alcohol was not a contributing factor in the accident.