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Man dies in Eddy County motorcycle crash

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One man is dead after two motorcyclists collided Friday in Eddy County.

The accident occurred at 9:45 p.m. on Derrick Road near Roberson Road south of Carlsbad, according to a news release from the New Mexico State Police.

Findings from the initial investigation suggest that Jayson Michael Salcido, 35, of Carlsbad, was traveling east on Derrick Road while driving a 2019 Harley Davidson motorcycle, when for unknown reasons, he collided head-on with a westbound 2000 Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by a 29-year-old Carlsbad man near the center of the road.

Salcido sustained fatal injuries in the collision and was pronounced dead at a local hospital by the Office of the Medical Investigator, the release states.

The driver of the 2000 Harley Davidson was transported to a local hospital and subsequently airlifted to an area trauma center. The release states that his condition and injuries are not yet known.

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Alcohol does not appear to be a contributing factor in the crash. Because the driver of the 2000 Harley Davidson is not currently facing charges, his identity will not be publicly disclosed by State Police.

The investigation by State Police into the crash continues, the release states.