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LEA COUNTY, N.M. – A Texas man is dead following a rollover accident in Lea County.
The accident happened at the intersection of State Road 176 and State Road 8 near Eunice, New Mexico.
We're told a vehicle driven by 19-year-old Andrew Wayne Clark, from Coldspring, Texas, was traveling eastbound on State Road 176 at a high rate of speed when the vehicle continued off the roadway.
Officials say the vehicle traveled toward State Road 8, where the vehicle hit an embankment causing the vehicle to go airborne. As a result, the vehicle lost control and flipped on its hood.
We're told alcohol does not appear to be a contributing factor, however, visibility was poor due to fog in the area.
Officials also reported that Clark was not wearing a seatbelt.