Driver dies after big rig wreck on I-40 EB in west Albuquerque

Parnall Law News Team

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — A man was fatally injured Saturday when his tractor-trailer hit another big rig on Interstate 40 in west Albuquerque, reports KRQE.

The New Mexico State Police responded to the scene on the eastbound interstate at Unser Boulevard, shortly after 5:00 p.m.

An early investigation shows a tractor-trailer and a Kia Sportage were stopped near a construction zone when the tractor-trailer was hit from behind by the victim’s truck. The stopped truck was then pushed into the Kia.

The causing driver, 57, was rushed to an area hospital, where he later died.

The state police said the other truck driver was transported to a hospital with minor injuries.

No injuries to the Kia’s two occupants were reported.

Authorities said they do not suspect impairment contributed to the fatal wreck. All those involved were also found to have been properly secured in seat belts at the time.

An investigation remains underway.


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