Montonio Sergio Moreno killed after industrial accident in Lea County

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

A weekend accident in an oilfied has taken the life of a Roswell, New Mexico teen.

Jesus Salizar with United Drilling says the 17 year old was killed Saturday morning, outside of Lovington on State Road 59.

According to the Lea County Sheriff's Office, Montonio Sergio Moreno was electrocuted when the rig he was working on touched some power lines.

Moreno was part of a team employed by United Drilling of Roswell to move the rig to a new location.

He was on the rig when the lines came in contact.

Co-workers and first responders tried to revive Moreno at the scene, but they were unsuccessful.