Miguel Angel Delacruz, Emigdio Montano and 1 Other Killed in Head-On Collision on Highway 82 [Lea County, NM]

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Miguel Angel Delacruz, Emigdio Montano and 1 Other Killed in Head-On Collision on Highway 82 [Lea County, NM]

Three Pronounced Dead after Head-On Accident near Mile Post 163

LEA COUNTY, NM (November 28, 2023) – Friday morning, Miguel Angel Delacruz, Emigdio Montano, and one other died in a head-on collision.

Authorities responded to the scene on Highway 82 near mile post 163 on October 27th.

Per reports, 24-year-old Delacruz was driving a Toyota 4-door sedan east on the westbound lanes for reasons unknown. As a result. the Toyota struck a Chevrolet pickup-truck, driven by 74-year-old Montano with a 31-year-old passenger.

Medics arrived and pronounced Delacruz, Montano and another passenger dead at the scene. Responding paramedics also transported another passenger to a nearby hospital for further treatment.

Following preliminary duties, authorities excluded alcohol as a potential factor. Although, authorities said their seat belts were not worn properly. Once available, more details will be provided.


No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Our deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of Miguel Angel Delacruz, Emigdio Montano, and one other.


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