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Sunland Park man killed in Fourth of July crash on Anthony Gap ID'd

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A Sunland Park man was killed in a head-on collision at the Anthony Gap on Fourth of July.

The crash happened just before 5 a.m. Wednesday.

Investigators said Rene Hernandez, 31, was driving a Chevy Suburban on the Anthony Gap when for unknown reasons, he crossed the center line into oncoming traffic.

Hernandez crashed into a Ford F250 driven by a 27-year-old Chaparral man, investigators said.

The Chaparral man suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the crash investigators said.

Hernandez had to be airlifted to an area hospital where he later died.

Investigators do not believe alcohol was a factor in the crash. They said seat belts weren’t properly worn when the crash happened.


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