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Trucker killed in crash east of Carlsbad

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A semitrailer driver was killed in a crash Monday near Highway 82, about 25 miles east of Carlsbad, according to a report on KOB-TV.

Guadalupe Ontiveros, 27, of Hobbs, was driving south on Shugart Road when he drove off the west side of the road, the TV station reported.

He attempted to regain control of the truck, but shifting water in the tanker caused him to roll over. Ontiveros was ejected and pronounced dead on the scene, according to KOB-TV.

The station reports that driver inattention, excessive speed and failure to utilize safety restraints led to the crash. Alcohol was not a contributing factor.

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