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 a rollover accident in Lea County, New Mexico.

The accident happened Wednesday morning on Orla Road, near Jal, New Mexico.

New Mexico State Police tell NewsWest 9, a 2009 International commercial motor vehicle was traveling southbound on Orla Road when the driver failed to maintain his lane and exited the roadway.

The driver, 50-year-old Ruben Guerra Quinones, of Odessa, Texas, was taken to Winkler County Memorial Hospital in Kermit, Texas, where he later died from his injuries.

Officials say alcohol and seatbelts are not believed to be a factor in the accident.

The accident is still under investigation.