Published: 3:33 pm, Sat. Feb. 25th, 2017Updated: 3:29 pm
A Carlsbad man was killed Saturday morning in a fatal Commercial Motor Vehicle accident near Malaga.
The New Mexico State Police report John Mason Jr., 69, of Carlsbad, was traveling on CR 725 south of Malaga around 9 a.m. Saturday when the semi truck he was driving veered off the roadway and struck a guard rail protecting an above-ground pipeline shutoff valve.
Mason sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The wreck remains under investigation.