New Mexico State Police on Monday identified the victim as 19-year-old Fabian Mendoza of Denver City.
They say Mendoza was driving a vehicle that crossed into another lane of traffic on U.S. 62/180 and collided head-on with a pickup truck southeast of Hobbs on Saturday.
Mendoza was taken to a Lea County hospital where he later died of his injuries.
State Police say a passenger in Mendoza's car suffered serious injuries and the truck driver also was transported for medical treatment.
They say the cause of the crash remains under investigation.
The Associated Press
Created: September 10, 2018 03:39 PM
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