Authorities Identify Men Killed In Eddy County Crash

The victims in a deadly crash in Eddy County have been identified by authorities. NMSP says a 50 year-old man from Alabama and a 26 year-old man from Artesia both were killed when their pickup trucks collided head on along US Highway 285 south of Loving. The first pickup was driven by Ricky Swafford, of Fairhope, Alabama. The second truck was driven by Chad Rodriguez, of Artesia. Troopers say they believe it was Swafford who swerved in front of Rodriguez’s truck, but they don’t know why.