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Two men die in head-on collision

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LOVING — Police say two men, one from Artesia, were killed in a head-on collision Wednesday south of Loving in Eddy County.

Around 11 a.m., New Mexico State Police responded to a double fatal crash involving a 2008 Ford pickup and a 2015 Chevy pickup on U.S. 285 at approximately mile post 14 south of Loving.

The initial investigation indicated the Ford, registered out of Texas, was traveling north on U.S. 285. The Chevy, driven by Chad Rodriquez, 26, of Artesia, was traveling south on U.S. 285.

For reasons not yet determined, the Ford crossed the center line and collided head-on with the Chevy. Both Rodriquez and the driver of the Ford were killed.

The driver of the Ford will not be identified until notifications to next of kin have been made.

This case remains under investigation and no further information is available at this time.