Motorcyclist dies in overnight crash

RUIDOSO, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico State Police officers responded to a fatal motorcycle crash overnight on State Road 349 near mile post 7.

The driver of the motorcycle, who died at the scene, was identified as Avelio Padilla of Las Cruces.

Police say Padilla was traveling west when he crashed. He was not wearing a helmet and alcohol does appear to be a factor in the incident.

No other vehicles or people were hit.

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