HOBBS, N.M. – 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.
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.