- Associated Press - Sunday, October 23, 2016

DEMING, N.M. (AP) - State police say a motorcycle rider has died after crashing in Deming.

The crash happened around 10 p.m. Saturday in the area of New Mexico Highway 549 and Pine Street.

According to investigators, it appears the driver, 51-year-old Richard Cowles, lost control on a curve in the roadway and hit a median.

The impact threw Cowles from the motorcycle.

He was taken to a hospital but was pronounced dead.

The crash remains under investigation.

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