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New Mexico State Police Officer Killed in Fatal Automobile Crash on US 285

ARTESIA, NM (May 27, 2021)Thomas Frazier was pronounced dead Friday morning after a fatal tractor-trailer crash on U.S. Highway 285.

The deadly accident took place near mile marker 77 around 10:45 a.m. Emergency crews arrived shortly after.

According to reports, the Corporal was in an active investigation when his vehicle collided with the back of a tractor-trailer that was turning off of the roadway.

When emergency personnel arrived on the scene, they determined that the officer died as a result of his injuries. The semi’s operator was unharmed in the accident, but no further information is available.

Furthermore, the loved ones of Corporal Frazier made a GoFundMe page to help his family in this tragic time.

Even though the cause of the accident still remains unknown, an active investigation is underway.


The attorneys at Sweet James would like to extend their sincere condolences to the family and friends of Corporal Thomas Wade Frazier.


If you have lost a loved one in a similar accident, reach out to the experienced litigators at Sweet James. With over 20 years of combined experience in the legal field, they know what it takes to win your case. Their legal team has dealt with a variety of cases including auto accidents, personal injury, and wrongful death. Focus on grieving your loved one, and they will take care of the rest.

Call them for a free consultation at (800) 975-3435. For more information about your accident, click here to request a police report. They are here to help you and your family during this difficult time.

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