Bloomfield Man Dies in Motorcycle Crash

The initial investigation indicated a 2004 Harley Davidson Motorcycle, driven by Richard Lucero (56) of Bloomfield, NM, was traveling east on US 64 when the motorcycle he was driving crashed on a curved portion in the roadway. 

From NM State Police:

Monday, September 21, 2020

 

On September 18, 2020 at about 5:20 a.m., the New Mexico State Police investigated a fatal motorcycle crash on US 64, near mile post 84, east of Blanco, NM.

The initial investigation indicated a 2004 Harley Davidson Motorcycle, driven by Richard Lucero (56) of Bloomfield, NM, was traveling east on US 64 when the motorcycle he was driving crashed on a curved portion in the roadway.  Lucero who was not wearing a helmet, was ejected from the motorcycle.  Lucero sustained fatal injuries in the crash and he was pronounced deceased on scene by the Office of Medical Investigator.

Alcohol does not appear to have been a contributing factor in the crash.  No additional information is available. 

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