Driver dies in head-on collision with another vehicle near Mesquite

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MESQUITE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico State Police are investigating a deadly crash in Dona Ana County.

The head-on collision happened on I-10 in Mesquite Saturday around 10:30 p.m.

The vehicles involved were an Oldsmobile and a Chevrolet coupe.

Police say the driver of the Oldsmobile, 84-year-old Jose Cruz Martinez-Simental of Las Cruces, was driving the wrong way down the highway.

Martinez-Simental died on scene. The other driver was not injured.


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