MORIARTY, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico state police say a motorcyclist has died after his bike collided with a big-rig truck on Interstate 40 near the town of Moriarty.
State police spokesman Lt. Robert McDonald says 59-year-old John Hamilton of Moriarty was merging onto westbound I-40 at about 7 a.m. Sunday when he hit the truck.
Hamilton was thrown off his bike and died at the scene. He was not wearing a helmet.
State police are investigating the crash. It isn’t known if drugs or alcohol use contributed to the accident.
Moriarty is about 40 miles east of Albuquerque.