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Single-vehicle crash proves fatal


A single-vehicle crash that occurred early Tuesday morning on Lohman Avenue has resulted in the death of the driver.
Shortly after 4 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, Las Cruces police were called to the report of a single-vehicle crash near the intersection of Lohman Avenue and Nacho Drive. Officers arrived to find a white Chevrolet Silverado that crashed into boulders, in the median, just east of the intersection.
The driver of the pickup was identified as 45-year-old Alfonso Rodriguez Chavez. He was unconscious when police arrived. Chavez was transported to Mountainview Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.
Police learned the pickup was traveling eastbound on Lohman prior to the crash. Traffic investigators believe Chavez, the sole occupant of the pickup, lost control of the vehicle which resulted in the crash.
Investigators have no reason to believe any other vehicles were involved in the crash.