News: Fatal pickup truck accident on New Mexico 137 west of Carlsbad

Bert Parnall

CARLSBAD, NM – New Mexico State Police said they were called to the scene of a fatal single-vehicle crash in Eddy County on Monday afternoon.

Police issued a news release on the accident that took place on New Mexico State Road 137 near milepost 44 west of Carlsbad. An investigation determined that 30-year-old Brandon Ray Hall of Hobbs was driving a Dodge Ram truck northbound at about 3:30 p.m. when the vehicle went off the roadway, crashed and rolled. Hall was ejected from the pickup and was pronounced dead at the scene. State police said it appeared that the victim was not properly wearing a seat belt when the crash occurred.

Alcohol was not believed to have been a contributing factor in the wreck.

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