A woman was killed in a one-vehicle rollover accident east of Carlsbad, New Mexico on the Hobbs Highway Wednesday morning, according to New Mexico State Police.
Amanda Cartwright, 29, of Carlsbad was driving a 1996 Peterbilt belly-dump truck eastbound on U.S. 62/180 when the front right tire of the truck blew out at about 8:35 a.m. near mile marker 61 near the intersection of N.M. State Road 243, about 30 miles east of Carlsbad. The blown tire caused the truck to run off the roadway and overturn.
Cartwright, who was using her seatbelt at the time of the accident, was pronounced dead at the scene by a deputy medical investigator from the New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator.
Investigations reveal that alcohol did not play a role in the crash.