Otero County, NM – On May 7, 2019 at about 10:00 a.m., the New Mexico State Police investigated a fatal crash on U.S. 82, around mile post 8, west of Cloudcroft, NM.

The initial investigation shows a 2012 Freightliner Commercial Motor Vehicle, driven by Mays Quinton (47) of Phoenix, AZ was travelling west on U.S. 82. For reasons still under investigation the Freightliner crashed into the northside of a tunnel located near mile post 8 on U.S. 82. Quinton sustained fatal injuries and he was pronounced deceased on scene by the Office of Medical Investigator. 

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.