Carrizozo, NM (April 5, 2023) – A fatal motor vehicle accident involving a tractor-trailer was reported by authorities in the area of Carrizozo. The incident was reported on U.S. Route 54 on Monday morning, April 3rd.
According to local authorities, a GMC Envoy collided head-on with a tractor-trailer for reasons that have not been determined at this time. The impact of the crash caused severe damage to the Envoy, and emergency responders were called to the scene a short time later.
After arriving in the area, first responders pronounced the driver of the Envoy deceased. The victim has since been identified as Jay Drake Murrey, 25.
The driver of the tractor-trailer sustained unspecified injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. There is no word on their condition at this time.
Neither alcohol nor improper seatbelt use is believed to be a factor in the accident. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Jay Drake Murrey at this time. Our thoughts are with them, the injured driver, and all those who have been affected by this tragedy.
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