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One person dead after head-on collision east of Border Patrol checkpoint
By: Elena Arteaga, TX DPS
DESERT HAVEN, Texas -- One person is dead after a head-on collision in Hudspeth County.
The accident happened at 9:14 P.M. Monday, one mile east of the U.S. Border Patrol Desert Haven checkpoint on U.S. 62/180 mile marker 56.
Texas Department of Public Safety officials told KFOX14 that the accident involved a tractor-trailor and a pick-up truck.
Troopers were at the scene assisting Hudspeth County Sheriff's deputies with the accident until well after 3:00 A.M.
Sgt. Santos Carrasco said Eusebio Acuna-Perez, 50, of Clovis, N.M., was traveling westbound when he crossed the center lane, for unknown reasons, into the eastbound lane. Perez crashed head-on into a semi. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the semi, identified as Michael Clement Sherwood, of Artesia, N.M., was not injured.
DPS officials said Perez was not wearing a seatbelt.
No other information was released.