State Police: Motorcyclist killed at New Mexico entry point

State Police: Motorcyclist killed at New Mexico entry point

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) - Authorities say a Texas motorcyclist was killed and his passenger seriously injured when the motorcyclist laid his motorcycle on its side to avoid hitting a closed gate at a closed port-of-entry near the New Mexico-Texas line.
    
New Mexico State Police say the crash occurred late Sunday on westbound U.S. 62 east of Hobbs.
    
State police say 55-year-old Stephen Ekstrom of Midland, Texas, was killed after taking the port of entry's exit.
    
His passenger was identified as 54-year-old Pamela Sisi, also of Midland.  She was airlifted to University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas.

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