Odessa Man Killed in Lea County Accident

Odessa Man Killed in Lea County Accident

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

LEA COUNTY, N.M. – An Odessa man is dead following an early morning accident in Lea County on Tuesday.

The happened on Lea County Road 1 near the intersection of Monsato Road around 1:45 a.m.

New Mexico State Police officials tell NewsWest 9, 32-year-old Fabien Zapata was driving southbound on County Road 1 along with another vehicle driven by 51-year-old Ramon Gallegos.

Officials tell NewsWest 9, Gallegos' was passing Zapata's vehicle on the left when Zapata tried to make a left turn.

That's when Zapata's vehicle hit Gallegos' vehicle causing Zapata's vehicle to veer off the road and overturn.

According to the report, Zapata was pronounced dead at the scene and Gallegos was uninjured.

No other information about the accident was released.