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(Teresa Lemon – Daily Press)

The wreck that occurred Thursday near mile marker 44 on U.S. 285 South claimed the life of a Carlsbad man.

New Mexico State Police were dispatched around 7:30 a.m. to the area in reference to a single-vehicle accident.

Preliminary investigation revealed a vehicle travelling southbound on 285 veered off the highway and rolled multiple times. The driver, identified as Kenneth L. Scheuerman, 29, of Carlsbad, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.