Teen driver dies after high speed crash at I-25 overpass in SW Santa Fe

Parnall Law News Team

SANTA FE, NM — A 17-year-old boy died Tuesday afternoon following a single-vehicle crash at an Interstate 25 overpass in southwest Santa Fe, according to KRQE.

Santa Fe Police said the fatal wreck occurred on a span of southbound lane of St. Francis Drive that runs under I-25. Officers were dispatched to the scene at about 12:43 p.m.

While an investigation remains in progress, the teen appeared to have been driving at a high rate of speed when his vehicle veered off the roadway and hit a support pillar under the overpass.

Authorities indicated that the victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

No other occupants and no other vehicles appear to have been involved.

The SFPD continues to investigate. Anyone who may have relevant information about the incident is urged to contact Officer James McCowen at 505-603-1529 or via email at jlmccown@santafenm.gov.

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