The Associated Press
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico authorities say a Texas man has been killed after the big rig he was driving crashed on a state road in Roswell.
The New Mexico Department of Public Safety identified the victim as 45-year-old Manuel Navarrette, of El Paso.
Authorities say the rig was towing a tanker trailer loaded with crude oil when it rolled over Friday afternoon on State Road 31.
The DPS says Navarrette was ejected from the rig and was declared dead at the scene.
They say driver inattention and failure to wear a seat belt are listed as contributing factors in the fatal crash.
Crude oil that leaked was contained and the trailer was off-loaded into other trailers.
A hazardous material clean up company is performing a clean up of the remaining crude oil and contaminated soil.