A Bayard City Councilor and active community member was killed in a 5 car pile-up just outside of Pecos.
The accident happened last Friday afternoon when a dust storm created low visibility along I-20. A dodge truck towing a horse trailer was accidently rear-ended by a semi which forced several cars in an attempt to avoid an accident collide with one another.
In the end, 79 year-old Louis Baum was pronounced dead on the scene and four others were severely injured.
Baum was the owner of a popular local coffee shop called A.I.R Coffee in Bayard. Friends, family, and patrons of the community described him as an energetic and genuine person who welcomed everyone in to his shop with a caring smile.
As a minister and city councilor who organized many of the great events Bayard had to offer he will be deeply missed.
If you or someone you know is injured in an accident, please contact an injury and car accident lawyer as soon as possible and get the justice you deserve.