Armando Benavidez Dies after Head-On Collision in Deming
DEMING, NM (June 20, 2020) – Authorities identified 80-year-old Armando Benavidez of Deming as the driver killed in a crash on 10 Freeway, Saturday.
According to the New Mexico State Police, the incident happened at mile marker 83. Due to unknown circumstances, a 2016 Nissan truck was eastbound in the westbound lanes of 10 Freeway. Then, it collided head-on with a 2020 Kenworth tractor-trailer. A short time later, a 2018 Volvo tractor-trailer also hit the Nissan.
Emergency responders pronounced the Nissan driver, Benavidez, dead at the scene. Meanwhile, the drivers of the tractor-trailers did not sustain injuries in the crash.
NMSP ruled out alcohol as a factor in the fatal crash. Authorities will release additional information once it becomes available.
During this difficult time, the Sweet James team would like to offer our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Armando Benavidez.
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