- Associated Press - Monday, October 24, 2016

DEMING, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico State Police say the motorcyclist who died after crashing in Deming was a law enforcement officer.

The Deming Headlight reports (http://bit.ly/2dCF6GW ) that the motorcyclist was 51-year-old Lt. Richard Cowles of the Luna County Sheriff’s Office. Investigators say he lost control on a curve around 10 p.m. Saturday and hit a median.

The impact threw Cowles from his motorcycle. He was taken to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

The crash remains under investigation.

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Information from: Headlight, http://www.demingheadlight.com

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