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UPDATED: Fatal Rollover Involving Semi Clogs I-40

(Dean Hanson/Journal)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Interstate 40 is completely open following a fatal accident at the Coors exit, but the westbound ramp onto Coors is closed and will be for remain closed until after midnight, an APD spokesman said.

The accident happened when a semi-trailer truck was exiting westbound I-40 at Coors, Officer Nelson Sanchez said. The semi collided with the guard rail between the north- and south-bound ramp lanes, rolling over on its side and ejecting the driver.

The driver died shortly after being taken from the wreck, Sanchez said.

The semi was carrying plywood, Sanchez said, but there’s no word about whether the driver or the trucking company are based in Albuquerque.

Investigators were piecing together what happened at the scene of the rollover, and will soon be followed by a tow truck and machinery to clear the road of debris.

 


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APD has confirmed that the rollover was a fatal accident. No other updates were immediately available.


A rollover crash has closed three lanes of westbound Interstate 40 at Coors and backed traffic up close to the Big I.

According to the ABQJournal.com traffic map, a person was ejected after a semi was involved in a rollover accident on the freeway’s off-ramp at about 3:30 p.m.

The right three lanes of westbound I-40, along with the off-ramps to Coors are closed, NMDOT reported.

Check back for updates.

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