Police: Man killed in Las Cruces motorcycle crash

March 14, 2013 • State News

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say man has died in a motorcycle accident in Las Cruces.

Las Cruces police identify the victim as 25-year-old Wayne Andrew “Drew” Jaramillo.

They say he crashed into a [auth] friend’s vehicle at a high rate of speed just before 1 a.m. Thursday.

Investigators believe speed and alcohol may be contributing factors in the accident.

Witnesses told police that Jaramillo and his friends were leaving a Las Cruces restaurant and he allegedly was performing stunts on his motorcycle while wearing a helmet.

They say Jaramillo rode through a posted stop sign at a high rate of speed and crashed into a pickup driven by his friend, who was headed to Jaramillo’s home.

Police says Jaramillo was transported to Mountain View Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

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