Fatal Motorcycle Crash on Interstate 10 in Luna County

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Written by Officer Dusty Francisco 5/18/2022


Luna County, NM – On May 15, 2022, at approximately 9:41 a.m., the New Mexico State Police investigated a fatal motorcycle crash on Interstate 10, near milepost 73, west of Deming, NM.

The initial investigation indicates a 2021 Harley Davidson motorcycle, and a 2022 Freightliner Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) were both traveling west in the right lane on Interstate 10. For unknown reasons, as the driver of the motorcycle, Colby R. Lord (20) of Coxasckie, NY, attempted to pass the CMV in the left lane, he struck the right rear end of the CMV’s trailer. Lord sustained fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced deceased on scene by the Office of Medical Investigator. The 50-year-old driver of the CMV was uninjured.

Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash. Seatbelts were properly used by the driver of the CMV. This crash is under investigation by the New Mexico State Police.