New Mexico Man Killed in Ward County Accident - KWES NewsWest 9 / Midland, Odessa, Big Spring, TX: |

New Mexico Man Killed in Ward County Accident

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A New Mexico man is dead and another person is recovering following an accident in Ward County.

The accident happened Friday evening on Interstate 20, about nine miles west of Pyote.

DPS Troopers tell NewsWest 9, a 2001 Ford Explorer was traveling westbound on Interstate 20 when the back left wheel became separated.

That caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle and later rolled several times and came to rest in a bar ditch.

The driver of the vehicle, Edgar Chavez-Hernandez, 27, of Sunland, New Mexico, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A passenger in the Explorer, Victor Chavez-Hernandez, 19, also of Sunland, New Mexico, was taken to Reeves County Hospital and is currently listed in stable condition.

No other vehicles were involved in the accident.

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