One Killed, Another Seriously Injured in Eddy County Accident
Staff Report NewsWest 9
EDDY COUNTY, N.M. – One person is dead and another was seriously injured following a weekend morning accident in Eddy County on Sunday.
The accident happened on New Mexico State Road 128 at mile post four east of Loving, New Mexico around 8:20 a.m.
New Mexico State Police tell NewsWest 9, a tractor trailer driven by 47-year-old Isidro Hernandez was traveling eastbound on State Road 128 when a one ton truck traveling westbound crashed head-on with Hernandez' vehicle.
The driver of the truck traveling westbound, 39-year-old Stephen Houghtaling from Lake Arthur, New Mexico, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Isidro Hernandez was airlifted to University Medical Center in Lubbock with serious injuries.
We're told that due to the severity of the damage on both vehicles, it's currently unknown if seat belts were used.
Officials say alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the accident.