BCSO, NMSP investigate crash involving deputy on I-40 EB near Carnuel

Parnall Law News Team

BERNALILLO COUNTY, NM — All eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 were blocked Sunday morning near Carnuel after a crash that injured a BCSO deputy, according to the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office.

The collision took place on eastbound I-40 at Exit 170 to New Mexico State Road 333 heading into the city. It was first reported by the sheriff’s office at 7:28 a.m.

Details are limited, but officials indicated that a deputy’s vehicle was hit from the back by another vehicle.

The deputy, who suffered unspecified injuries, was taken to an area hospital but was expected to make a recovery.

A section of the eastbound interstate remained closed for nearly two hours during the emergency response and initial investigation, which was conducted by BCSO deputies and New Mexico State Police.

No other information has been shared as of this writing.

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