Denver City Man Killed in Freak Accident

A man from Denver City, Texas was fatally injured Thursday morning after a brake drum crashed through his windshield.

About the Fatal Accident

According to KOB, Freddy Olivas Gonzales was driving northbound on State Road 8 in Lea County, New Mexico when he was fatally struck by a brake drum that had fallen off the vehicle in front of him.

Police said the accident occurred between Eunice and Hobbs. They believe Gonzales attempted to avoid the drum, but was unsuccessful.

Police are still trying to identify the vehicle that the brake drum fell off of, and are asking anyone with information to come forward.

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