Lea County – On Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at approximately 4:30 P.M., New Mexico State Police Lieutenant Javier Moncada was traveling eastbound on State Road 249 near mile marker 8 when a red in color Commercial Motor Vehicle (Semi) traveling westbound drifted into the east bound lane directly in front of him.
Lieutenant Moncada took evasive action to avoid a head on collision and as a result his police car rolled approximately 3 times on the dirt shoulder.
The Commercial Motor Vehicle continued west bound towards Hagerman, New Mexico and did not stop. Lieutenant Moncada was transported to Eastern New Mexico Medical Center in Roswell, New Mexico where he was admitted for head, neck and back injuries.
The New Mexico State Police is soliciting the public’s assistance in locating the driver of the red Commercial Motor Vehicle. Please contact the New Mexico State Police office in Roswell, New Mexico at (575)622-7200 with any information related to this incident.
Contact: Lieutenant Robert McDonald