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Local man dies in motorcycle crash

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A 65-year-old man died Monday following a motorcycle crash on U.S. 285 south of Roswell near New Mexico State Road 2.

New Mexico State Police responded to the crash at about 11 p.m., according to a press release from the State Police.

Jimmy Allen Pargas of Roswell was driving south on U.S. 285 when for unknown reasons the motorcycle left the roadway and crashed, according to the press release.

Pargas sustained severe injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Office of the Medical Investigator.

Investigators say alcohol does not appear to have been a factor in the crash and Pargas was not wearing a helmet. The cause of the crash is currently under investigation.

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