Staff ReportNewsWest 9
LEA COUNTY, N.M. - A tanker truck driver lost his life in Lea County on Monday morning after a bad crash.
Just before 8:30 a.m., state police say the tanker rolled over on Lea County Road two.
State police say 46-year-old Gabriel Leyva , from Lovington, New Mexico, failed to negotiate a curve and drove off the west side of the roadway.
That caused the tanker load to shift and roll over.
Levya died in the crash.