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Police ID Motorcyclist Killed in I-25 Wreck on Saturday

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Fred Drake has been identified by police as the person killed in an afternoon crash that happened on Interstate 25 on Saturday.

According to police, 52-year-old Drake was driving his Harley Davidson bike southbound on I-25 at a high rate of speed.

As the roadway curved to the right, police said, Drake lost control of his motorcycle and it went down on its right side.

He separated from the motorcycle and hit a  AAA service vehicle that was parked on the inside shoulder of the freeway, police said. The AAA truck was helping a driver with a flat tire.

Drake became lodged under the service truck and was pronounced dead as a result of his injuries, police said.

The wreck occurred around 3:20 p.m. near Jefferson NE.


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4:11 p.m. — The southbound lane of I-25 between Jefferson and Montgomery/Montaño is closed due to a car crash involving at least five vehicles and a motorcycle.

No information has yet been released about the extent of the injuries, but police will release more information shortly.

KOB-TV is reporting that a motorcyclist was killed as a result of the crash.

Keep with for updates.