Tire Explosion Kills Las Cruces Man

Las Cruces, NM - Doña Ana County Sheriff's detectives have released the name of the 30-year-old killed in an industrial accident over the weekend.

Joseph Suder, 30, was working on fabricated tire rims weighing approximately 400 pounds each at a shop in the 6300 block of Weisner Rd around noon on Saturday. That's when investigators say that a large explosion happened while Suder was using ether to mount the rim onto the tire.

Suder was pronounced dead at the scene. His body was taken to the New Mexico Officer of the Medical Examiner in Albuquerque for a formal autopsy.

DASO has officially ruled his death an accident and no criminal charges will be filed.


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