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Artesia man dies in Saturday crash on US 285

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An Artesia man died from injuries sustained in a Saturday car crash on U.S. 285 south of Artesia, according to New Mexico State Police.

Preliminary information indicates a semi tractor-trailer was traveling south on U.S. 285 — near mile post 67 — when a Toyota sedan driven by Ryan Orona, 24, of Artesia, collided with the rear of the semi. The sedan was also traveling south at the time of the crash.

Orona sustained fatal injuries. A passenger in the sedan was transported to the hospital with injuries. The driver of the truck was uninjured.