NMSP investigate fatal Eddy County car crash

May 30, 2014 • Local News

A 35-year-old Carlsbad man died Thursday when the vehicle he was driving struck a tractor-trailer head on, according to a [auth] New Mexico State Police news release.

Frederick Tapaha, 35, of Carlsbad, was traveling northbound on State Road 31 when it crossed the centerline and collided head on with a southbound tractor-trailer, according to police.

Tapaha was pronounced dead at the scene.

Alcohol is not a contributing factor to the accident, according to the report.

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