BERNALILLO COUNTY, NM — Two people died early Wednesday following a single-vehicle collision on Interstate 40 near west Albuquerque, reports the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies responded to the scene on the eastbound lanes at mile marker 137, shortly before 1:30 a.m.
No details have been reported on the events leading up to the crash, but authorities confirmed the driver and a passenger died from their injuries at the scene.
All eastbound lanes of I-40 were shut down in the area during the emergency response. Motorists were advised to find alternate routes.
This crash is at the 137 exit. Road is still closed eastbound. https://t.co/bLIfmM9H3e
— BCSO (Sheriff) NM (@BCSONM) May 4, 2022
By 5:00 a.m., authorities had cleared the scene from the roadway and the eastbound interstate had reopened.
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