ALBUQUERQUE, NM — At least one person was seriously hurt Sunday evening due to a crash and vehicle fire on Interstate 40 in far west Albuquerque, according to the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office.
The collision occurred on the eastbound lanes of I-40 at mile marker 146, in the West of Westland area. Deputies responded to the scene shortly before 7:16 p.m.
While officials have not disclosed the sequence of events leading up to the crash, at least one vehicle caught fire, and “great bodily harm” was reported.
Multiple eastbound lanes of I-40 were closed to traffic at the time of the initial report, with a complete highway shutdown anticipated.
Deputies are on the scene of a motor vehicle crash on I-40 eastbound at the 146 exit (west of Abq toward Rt 66 Casino). Multiple lanes of I-40 eastbound traffic are closed with the possibility of all lanes closed soon. A vehicle is on fire also received… pic.twitter.com/KvzrRYKO9r
— BCSO (Sheriff) NM (@BCSONM) June 26, 2023
As of this writing, the sheriff’s office has not released additional information regarding the cause of the crash, the vehicles involved, or the conditions of those injured.
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