Police and Law Enforcement

New Mexico sheriff killed in car crash

A southeastern New Mexico sheriff has died in an apparent car crash.

The Lea Country Sheriff's Office said Sheriff Steve Ackerman was killed Tuesday in a crash and was pronounced dead at the scene.

No other injuries were reported.

The office says New Mexico State Police is handling the investigation.

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It is believed that Ackerman may have been heading to Santa Fe for the start of the New Mexico Legislative session.

Ackerman was elected in 2014.

No other details were available.