Farmington, NM (August 7, 2020) – A tractor-trailer driver was killed in a collision with an SUV on NM Highway 371 in the town of Farmington. The Navajo Police Department said that it happened on Tuesday afternoon, August 4th, at approximately 3:53 p.m.
According to authorities with the NPD, the operator of the tractor-trailer, identified only as a 54-year-old man, was heading northbound when he collided with an oncoming Jeep SUV, in the vicinity of mile marker 92. Emergency responders were immediately dispatched to the scene where they pronounced the driver of the semi deceased.
Two parties inside the Jeep, identified as a 31-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman were taken to a local hospital to be treated for unspecified injuries. No identities have been released as few details have been provided.
Authorities with the Navajo Division of Public Safety Department of Criminal Investigations are working to determine the cause of this incident.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. Our thoughts are with them and everyone that was affected by this tragedy. There is nothing more devastating than the unexpected and sudden loss of a family member especially if the accident that took their life could have been avoided.
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The rate of fatal collisions across the state of New Mexico rose to its highest recorded level of 19 per 100,000 residents in 2016. While any type of sudden crash has at least some potential to be severe, trucking accidents in New Mexico, like anywhere else the country, are frequently serious due to the incredible size, power, and speed of such vehicles.
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