Andrews man dead following motorcycle crash in Eddy Co.

Andrews man dead following motorcycle crash in Eddy Co.
(Source: Raycom Media)

EDDY COUNTY, NM (KWES) - An Andrews man is dead following a motorcycle crash in Eddy County.

New Mexico State Police responded to the crash at approximately 3 p.m. on September 1. The crash occurred at the intersection of New Mexico State Road 31 and Kelly Road south of Carlsbad.

Investigation showed Christopher Kelly, 37, of Andrews was traveling south on Kelly Road at an excessive rate of speed. He was a driving a 2015 Harley Davidson motorcycle.

For unknown reasons the driver laid the vehicle over on its side before the stop sign at Kelly Road and State Road 31. The motorcycle then slid through the stop sign and collided with the trailer of a 2009 Peterbilt semi-truck traveling east on SR 31.

Kelly sustained fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced dead on the scene.

Investigation is still ongoing.

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