Authorities Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Accident Near Hobbs

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

NEAR HOBBS, NEW MEXICO - Authorities in New Mexico are still investigating after a fatal motorcycle accident just west of Hobbs.

New Mexico State Police tell NewsWest Nine it all happened on State Highway 529 and County Road 126 in Lea County.

They say the motorcyclist, 51 year old, Ismael De La Rosa ran into a semi truck turning left from the west bound lane onto the east bound lane.

Authorities say the T-boned collision left De La Rosa dead on the scene.

Alcohol has been ruled out as a contributing factor in the crash.

But right now, we do know that Police are investigating the driver of the semi-truck failing to yield.