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One man killed in Chaves County crash


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A Texas man was killed in a two-vehicle crash early Tuesday in eastern Chaves County.

State police said information at the scene indicated that Ryan Sklencar, 24, of McQueeney Texas, was driving east on U.S. Route 380 when his sport utility vehicle crossed over into oncoming traffic about 12 miles west of Caprock, and made contact with a commercial motor vehicle, causing Sklencar to lose control of his SUV.

Police said Sklencar suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the the scene by the New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator. The driver of the commercial motor vehicle was uninjured, police said.

State police responded to a crash near mile-marker 190 at about 2:44 a.m. Police said the crash remains under investigation. 

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