LEA COUNTY, N.M. – New Mexico State Police are investigating following a deadly accident in Lea County on Wednesday morning.
The accident happened at the intersection of State Road 128 and Delaware Basin around 12:20 a.m.
New Mexico State Police tell NewsWest 9 a vehicle driven by 51-year-old John Munoz, was traveling westbound on State Road 128 when he missed his turn off. Munoz tried to make a U-Turn and his trailer became “high centered” on the roadway.
Another vehicle drove up to the scene to help Munoz and parked on the shoulder.
That's when a third vehicle traveling eastbound on State Road 128 hit Munoz and his vehicle as they were attempting to get the vehicle off the road.
Munoz was pronounced dead at the scene.
Alcohol is not believed to be a factor and the accident is still under investigation.