For Immediate Release
May 10, 2019
Driver and Passenger ejected in Fatal Rollover Crash in Eddy County
Eddy County-On May 10, 2019 at about 5:32 a.m., the New Mexico State Police investigated a single vehicle fatal rollover crash on Campbell Road, south of US 62/180, and east of Carlsbad, NM.
The Initial investigation indicated a 2004 Ford Expedition, driven by Cesar Ramirez (47) of Hobbs, NM was traveling south on Campbell Road when the Ford approached a curve in the roadway. For unknown reasons the driver lost control of the vehicle and rolled multiple times. The driver Cesar Ramirez, and a 36-year-old male passenger were ejected. Mr. Ramirez sustained fatal injuries and he was pronounced deceased on scene by the Office of Medical Investigator. The 36-year-old passenger sustained unknown injuries and he was transported to a local hospital. There were also two other passengers in the Ford, a 30-year-old male and a 23-year-old male. The 30-year old male and 23-year-old male both sustained unknown injuries, and both were transported to a local hospital.
Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash and seatbelts appear to have not been properly utilized. No additional information is available.
Officer Dusty Francisco
New Mexico State Police
Public Information Officer
Public Relations Outreach