Posted at: 10/30/2012 10:54 AM
By: KOB.com staff
New Mexico State Police say a Hobbs man was killed in an accident Monday in Lea County.
State Police say they responded to the scene of a two vehicle crash on Bender Boulevard, west of West County Road at about 7:59 p.m. Monday.
Initial investigation determined that a 2009 Peterbilt truck pulling a tanker trailer was traveling westbound on Bender Boulevard. The truck was driven by Daniel Perkins, 26, of Hobbs.
Directly behind the truck, also traveling westbound was a 2003 Suzuki motorcycle. The motorcycle was driven by Raymond Boyd, 32, of Hobbs.
As both vehicles traveled westbound, the truck began to slow down to make a left turn into a gas station.
While the truck was making the left turn, Boyd attempted to pass the commercial motor vehicle on the left side.
Boyd was unable to pass the vehicle safely, crashing into the driver’s side of the truck.
Boyd was transported to Lea Regional Medical Center in Hobbs, where he later died.
Police said driver inattention and excessive speed were factors in the crash.