1 Killed In Fiery Head-On Crash Near ...

1 Killed In Fiery Head-On Crash Near Carlsbad, NM

There are 18 comments on the KMID story from Jun 27, 2012, titled 1 Killed In Fiery Head-On Crash Near Carlsbad, NM. In it, KMID reports that:

A fiery crash near Carlsbad, NM claims a man's life. The crash happened on Eddy County Road 802 near mile post 4 around 1:35 PM on June 25th.

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sad

Hobbs, NM

#1 Jun 27, 2012
A dark sad sad day for our wipp family...cry

Since: Apr 12

Carlsbad, NM

#2 Jun 27, 2012
That is pretty horrible. Note to anyone driving on the county roads. Keep a sharp eye out and your speed down,..there is A LOT of industrial traffic on those roads.

Since: Sep 09

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#3 Jun 28, 2012
"our...family" implies you know the deceased, so who is it?
really

Lithonia, GA

#4 Jun 28, 2012
There are numerous roads in eddy county that need to be widened. It is far too dangerous for the men that drive everyday to work down the narrow ass roads. Illinois camp rd, US refinery just to name a couple. With all of the money the county makes from oil and gas revenues there is no reason for them to wait for more young men to meet their end on these roads. Please take note and do something! My condolences to the family in their time if sorrow. God be with you.

Since: Sep 09

Location hidden

#5 Jun 28, 2012
really wrote:
There are numerous roads in eddy county that need to be widened. It is far too dangerous for the men that drive everyday to work down the narrow ass roads. Illinois camp rd, US refinery just to name a couple. With all of the money the county makes from oil and gas revenues there is no reason for them to wait for more young men to meet their end on these roads. Please take note and do something! My condolences to the family in their time if sorrow. God be with you.
There are NO "far too dangerous" roads, there are only dangerous/reckless/careless/dr unk/retarded drivers.
The answer is simple, SLOW DOWN.
really

Atlanta, GA

#6 Jun 28, 2012
I think its way to narrow for all of the traffic from oil and gas among industries. We are one of the more fortunate counties in our state. I would like to see then expanded. Yes I have seen people speeding so i understand your point. I've seen the carelessness. I think it should be redone solely based on all the traffic.

Since: Sep 09

Location hidden

#7 Jun 28, 2012
really wrote:
I think its way to narrow for all of the traffic from oil and gas among industries. We are one of the more fortunate counties in our state. I would like to see then expanded. Yes I have seen people speeding so i understand your point. I've seen the carelessness. I think it should be redone solely based on all the traffic.
I appreciate your intelligent, respectful reply.
However, improving the roads, making them smoother and wider, would only increase the speed/death/and destruction.
bdp

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Jun 28, 2012
This is a terrible example of careless driving on the part of one of these two drivers. I feel terrible for the families involved. Hopefully investigators can figure out what caused this accident, 18 hours of tax dollars better yield some kind of useful info.
sadden

Tucumcari, NM

#9 Jun 28, 2012
Im heart broken, Danny was a great man who always put a smile on your face. God bless you, you are an angel now, God bless his family

Maybe something good could reult from this tragedy, the oil field does not have too many regulations, i can't tell you how many accidents we have responded to with the driver telling our emts that they were up for 3 days straight/ 5 days straight etc and being on speed/ no doze, etc, some of these drivers without CDLs, there are not enough DOT personnel to enforce these laws, and no requirements like the interstate laws requiring rest(14/10), well these drivers know the loopholes and the option to use different routes and the use of dirt roads, DOT only regulate paved roads. And with the governor telling the state police to ease on the oil field companies due to the revenue that the state brings in(9 million per month). We need to step up as a community and force stronger regulation on these drivers that are toting around 80,000 pound trucks.

Since: Aug 11

Albuquerque, NM

#10 Jun 28, 2012
Zig_Zag wrote:
<quoted text>
I appreciate your intelligent, respectful reply.
However, improving the roads, making them smoother and wider, would only increase the speed/death/and destruction.
I was an oilfield driver for many, many years in the Carlsbad area. I do agree with both statements that you both have made. First thing about driving in the oil field is fatigue. More accidents happen by truck drivers this way. I know the system. More loads means more money to pay bills, buy groceries, buy you're wife that pretty little thing she wants, and yes, at one point I pushed it to make sure my family had what they needed. But I knew when to stop. Some drivers dont have that choice. I have to work 2 more hours so I can make rent. That is why I do not drive anymore. I would rather be broke than be dead or hurt. The companies that run these outfits used to make all kinds of money. I dont know how it is now but I started at $7 an hour and thus called a professional driver. I took pride in my job. Second. The state, county and cities all make money off the oilfield. They could do a better job Maintaining these roads but they do it sporaticaly (sp)I have driven on roads that nearly rolled me over and yes they were county roads. You both are right.
_Aristotle_

Artesia, NM

#11 Jun 29, 2012
bdp wrote:
This is a terrible example of careless driving on the part of one of these two drivers. I feel terrible for the families involved. Hopefully investigators can figure out what caused this accident, 18 hours of tax dollars better yield some kind of useful info.
I think everyone who's read the forum concerning Doug knows my feelings toward people and their supposed accidents.
seriously

Lithonia, GA

#12 Jun 29, 2012
_Aristotle_ wrote:
<quoted text>
I think everyone who's read the forum concerning Doug knows my feelings toward people and their supposed accidents.
you keep coming on these forums where there has been not just an accident, but a loss of human life. We don't as people make the best choices always, but you don't have the right to come bad mouth everyone who has an accident. They are accidents for a reason. ACCIDENT. You shouldn't stick your nose in every accident and start blaming dead people. It's very distasteful. Have dome respect. People will never be perfect. Yes some do pay with their life. Don't speak ill of the dead
DOT is a joke

Carlsbad, NM

#13 Jun 29, 2012
sadden wrote:
Im heart broken, Danny was a great man who always put a smile on your face. God bless you, you are an angel now, God bless his family
Maybe something good could reult from this tragedy, the oil field does not have too many regulations, i can't tell you how many accidents we have responded to with the driver telling our emts that they were up for 3 days straight/ 5 days straight etc and being on speed/ no doze, etc, some of these drivers without CDLs, there are not enough DOT personnel to enforce these laws, and no requirements like the interstate laws requiring rest(14/10), well these drivers know the loopholes and the option to use different routes and the use of dirt roads, DOT only regulate paved roads. And with the governor telling the state police to ease on the oil field companies due to the revenue that the state brings in(9 million per month). We need to step up as a community and force stronger regulation on these drivers that are toting around 80,000 pound trucks.
Sometime if you're going to Loving and the DOT is at the little rest area this side of Loving, pull in and watch for a while. They continually signal all other trucks to go right thru while they wait for a WIPP truck hauling Tru-Pacs to come thru and only then do they actually inspect. I have been amazed to witness this on many occasions. The WIPP trucks are probably the safest trucks on the road and meanwhile they are totally ignoring the water haulers who operate the most run down, unsafe trucks on the road. No wonder there are so many wrecks involving water haulers. DOT doesn't care!
sadden

Tucumcari, NM

#14 Jun 29, 2012
_Aristotle_ wrote:
<quoted text>
I think everyone who's read the forum concerning Doug knows my feelings toward people and their supposed accidents.
This accident was not Dannys fault, the truck veered into his lane, he burned up, and yes, you are perfect, if, no,when I run accross you you may not be so perfect, here is the reaction you are looking for, you little punk

Since: Apr 12

Carlsbad, NM

#15 Jun 29, 2012
seriously wrote:
<quoted text> you keep coming on these forums where there has been not just an accident, but a loss of human life. We don't as people make the best choices always, but you don't have the right to come bad mouth everyone who has an accident. They are accidents for a reason. ACCIDENT. You shouldn't stick your nose in every accident and start blaming dead people. It's very distasteful. Have dome respect. People will never be perfect. Yes some do pay with their life. Don't speak ill of the dead
The poor clown you are replying to has no life. Please do not mistake that child for me. Take a quick scan and you can see that he has attempted to play off of my handle on just about every thread over the last several days.

Since: Apr 12

Carlsbad, NM

#16 Jun 29, 2012
sadden wrote:
<quoted text>
This accident was not Dannys fault, the truck veered into his lane, he burned up, and yes, you are perfect, if, no,when I run accross you you may not be so perfect, here is the reaction you are looking for, you little punk
You should not feed that troll
_Aristotle_

Artesia, NM

#17 Jun 29, 2012
sadden wrote:
<quoted text>
This accident was not Dannys fault, the truck veered into his lane, he burned up, and yes, you are perfect, if, no,when I run accross you you may not be so perfect, here is the reaction you are looking for, you little punk
Completely avoidable, would have never happened to me.

I'm a winner!
Roadside Memorials

Carlsbad, NM

#18 Jun 29, 2012
"And with the governor telling the state police to ease on the oil field companies due to the revenue that the state brings in(9 million per month)." Is that really
true? I wondered if those trucks passing me on Hobbs Hwy doing 70+ had permission to do so. And also pulling out in front from a side road. Is that really worth a life or any accident? Profits? New Mexico roads are dangerous anyway. Coming in from Texas you would think you had entered Old Mexico! Hell, their roads may be better! Right by the Half Way House it is really bad from the packed in dirt - cannot see the dividing line or reflectors. Very dangerous! Thanks NMSHTD!If that is true, then the Gov is a murderer! Larry Barker investigates!

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