At about 5:30 p.m., Dennison Dilly, 28, of Shiprock man, was driving a van east on Main Street when he struck a tractor trailer and a white Dodge Intrepid that were stopped at an intersection preparing to turn north onto N.M. 170, said Farmington police Cpl. David Karst.
Dilly lost control after he struck the two vehicles and spun into the westbound lane and struck a black Chevy Cobalt, Karst said.
Dilly's van then spun and came to rest near a steep hill on the south side of Main Street.
Dilly suffered cuts on his face and other injuries. He was taken to San Juan Regional Medical Center, Karst said.
The other drivers involved in the crash were treated at the scene for minor injuries. None were taken to the hospital, Karst said.
Farmington police found a near-empty bottle of whiskey near Dilly's van
"Once he is treated and released he will be" arrested for DWI," Karst said.
The accident closed West Main Street from Apache Street to N.M. 170 for about 30 minutes.
Debris and vehicles were cleared from the scene of the crash shortly after 6 p.m.