2 dead, 1 injured in head-on collision on I-40

Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office deputies investigate a fatal head-on crash on Interstate 40 on Sunday. Two people were killed and a third was injured, authorities say. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal)

Two people are dead and a third seriously injured following a head-on collision on Interstate 40 about 4 p.m. Sunday, a Bernalillo County spokeswoman said.

The collision involved a wrong-way driver who was driving east in a westbound lane of I-40 about three miles east of Route 66 Casino, said Jayme Fuller, BCSO’s public information officer.

Fuller said she did not know if alcohol was involved in the crash. The identities of the victims were withheld pending notification of next of kin.

All westbound traffic initially was closed after the crash. Westbound traffic was reopened by 6:25 p.m., BCSO announced.

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