Fatal crashes close both interstates - Albuquerque Journal

Fatal crashes close both interstates

Two fatal crashes within hours of each other Sunday caused both interstates to completely shut down to allow police to investigate.

On Sunday morning, a woman driving an SUV died after being ejected from her vehicle while trying to “aggressively” pass another vehicle in the fast lane along southbound Interstate 25 at Comanche.

The woman’s SUV collided with the vehicle in front of her, causing her SUV to flip at least once. The woman, whose name was not released by police Sunday, was pronounced dead at the scene, Albuquerque police said. That crash caused Interstate 25 to close for several hours.

And Sunday afternoon, a pedestrian was struck and killed by a semi-truck on eastbound Interstate 40 at Tramway, shutting all lanes until 9 p.m.

The interstate remained closed as deputies “work(ed) to determine why this individual was on the freeway,” sheriff’s office spokesman Sgt. Aaron Williamson said in an email.

The driver of the truck is not facing any charges. The victim’s identity has not been released.

Sheriff’s deputies, Albuquerque police and New Mexico State Police were called in to help reroute traffic.

At one point, vehicles were being instructed to turn around on an onramp to exit the highway.

Home » News » Albuquerque News » Fatal crashes close both interstates

Insert Question Legislature form in Legis only stories




Albuquerque Journal and its reporters are committed to telling the stories of our community.

• Do you have a question you want someone to try to answer for you? Do you have a bright spot you want to share?
   We want to hear from you. Please email yourstory@abqjournal.com

taboola desktop

ABQjournal can get you answers in all pages

 

Questions about the Legislature?
Albuquerque Journal can get you answers
Email addresses are used solely for verification and to speed the verification process for repeat questioners.
1
US winter storm causes 3rd day of dangerous, icy ...
ABQnews Seeker
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A deadly ... OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A deadly storm system lashed a large swath of the southern U.S. with bands of sleet and snow for a ...
2
First court dates set for Baldwin, armorer and assistant ...
ABQnews Seeker
Movie star Alec Baldwin and the ... Movie star Alec Baldwin and the armorer and assistant director of 'Rust' will have their first court appearances later this month in the fatal ...
3
How to watch New Mexico-Utah State tonight
ABQnews Seeker
Utah State is favored to beat ... Utah State is favored to beat New Mexico. Can the Lobos pull off the upset in Logan?
4
Three Albuquerque seniors pitch bill to require free feminine ...
ABQnews Seeker
They say the measure is a ... They say the measure is a critical component of achieving equity in education.
5
3 is the key: Lobos aim to cool hot-shooting ...
ABQnews Seeker
The Lobos have been good defending ... The Lobos have been good defending 3-pointers this season, but Utah State leads the nation in 3-point percentage.
6
New Mexico congressional reps assigned spots on high-profile committees
ABQnews Seeker
State's 'unique and vital role' in ... State's 'unique and vital role' in national security noted
7
How much do elected officials in Albuquerque and Bernalillo ...
ABQnews Seeker
Here's how much Mayor Tim Keller ... Here's how much Mayor Tim Keller and other elected officials in the city of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County make annually.
8
Albuquerque police ID 4 recent homicide victims
ABQnews Seeker
Detectives have released the names of ... Detectives have released the names of three men and one woman killed in separate incidents in January around Albuquerque. Gilbert Gallegos, an Albuquerque police ...
9
Alec Baldwin and armorer charged with involuntary manslaughter in ...
ABQnews Seeker
Hannah Gutierrez-Reed told authorities Alec Baldwin ... Hannah Gutierrez-Reed told authorities Alec Baldwin had failed to attend required firearms training during the filming of “Rust,” so she had requested an hourlong ...