May 25, 2023 / Source: KRQE
The New Mexico State Police reported a motor vehicle crash on Tuesday evening. The accident happened on Highway 70, just east of Hondo, New Mexico. The collision involved a commercial motor vehicle and a pickup truck at around 10:50 p.m.
A CMV struck the truck’s driver’s side as the truck’s driver, 40-year-old Manuel Noriega of Riverside, New Mexico, was backing out of a driveway.
Noriega was pronounced dead at the scene after incurring fatal injuries due to the collision. Two passengers from the CMV were airlifted to a nearby hospital. Their present state has not yet been disclosed.
It is unsure what caused the crash. Whether drugs or alcohol were involved is yet to be found.
The fatal crash is being investigated by the officials. Additional details regarding the crash are not available currently.