Published: 3:40 pm, Thu. Jan. 26th, 2017Updated: 3:39 pm
The New Mexico State Police are continuing to investigate a commercial-vehicle wreck that claimed the life of an Arizona man.
NMSP officers were dispatched Tuesday to the scene of an accident involving two commercial vehicles (CMVs) on U.S. 62/180 near mile marker 65 in Lea County.
The initial investigation indicated a CMV driven by Pedro J. Ponce-Coss, 50, of Hobbs, was traveling westbound on U.S. 62/180 and made a southbound turn onto the WIPP Access Road. As the vehicle turned southbound, it failed to yield to an oncoming CMV traveling eastbound on U.S. 62/180. The eastbound CMV, driven by Jorge Luis Romo, 37, of Tucson, Ariz., collided with the southbound CMV as it was turning.
Romo sustained fatal injuries in the collision and was pronounced dead at the scene. No other injuries were reported.