CARLSBAD — A Carlsbad teenager has been found dead in a vehicle submerged in the Pecos River.
Carlsbad police said they responded at about 10 a.m. Sunday to the corner of North Mesa Street and West Riverside Drive to a report of a vehicle submerged in the Pecos River.
Police said 19-year old Thiessen Lambert was still within the vehicle, and was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said no one else was inside the vehicle.
Police said the cause of the incident is still under investigation. The vehicle was reportedly traveling northbound and struck a parked utility trailer before falling into the Pecos River.
The Carlsbad Police Department is asking anyone with information regarding the incident to contact Detective Patrick Bryant at 575.885.2111, ext. 228 or Lt. Jon Blackmon at 575.885.2111, ext. 221.