ARTESIA, N.M. (AP) – New Mexico State Police say a Roswell man has died and another was hurt when their vehicle overturned on a freeway.
Authorities say the crash happened around 1:45 a.m. Saturday just north of Artesia on U.S. 285.
According to police, 31-year-old Jesus Chavez-Nunez was driving northbound when he lost control of the car for an unknown reason.
The vehicle crossed the median and overturned.
Police say Chavez-Nunez was not wearing his seatbelt and he was thrown from the car.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
His passenger, 31-year-old Enrique Payan-Rubio, was transported to a hospital where he was treated and released.
The crash remains under investigation.