Susana Martinez Governor
Pete N. Kassetas NMSP Chief of Police
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 15, 2017
New Mexico State Police Investigate Fatal Crash in Lea County
Lea County, NM – Around 3:00 this morning, New Mexico State Police officers investigated a head-on fatal crash on New Mexico State Road 18 at mile marker 7, in Lea County.
The initial investigation indicated a Nissan passenger car was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of State Road 18. The passenger car collided head-on with a semi-tractor/trailer traveling southbound. The driver of the passenger car, Elisa G. Armendariz (27) of Jal, NM, sustained fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced deceased on scene. The driver of the semi was uninjured.
Sergeant Elizabeth Armijo
New Mexico State Police
Public Information Officer