Farmington police identify man killed in crash

Nephew of driver remains hospitalized in serious condition

The Daily Times staff
Farmington police and fire department personnel secure the scene of a fatal car crash Monday near the intersection of  intersection of Nessina Drive and Pinon Hills Boulevard in Farmington.

FARMINGTON — The Farmington Police Department has identified the man killed in an automobile crash on Piñon Hills Boulevard Monday afternoon.

James Rixon, 55, of Farmington, was pronounced dead at the scene after the crash happened around 2:20 p.m. Monday.

Rixon was driving a four-door sedan with his nephew, Jeremy Rixon, 27.

Department spokeswoman Georgette Allen said the two men were leaving the parking lot of Dickey's Barbecue Pit and attempted to turn right onto Piñon Hills Boulevard when they collided with a black Dodge truck.

Jeremy Rixon was transported to the San Juan Regional Medical Center and remained hospitalized today in serious condition, according to the department.

Police identified Aztec resident Laurie Borrow, 49, as the driver of the black Dodge truck. Borrow was also transported to the hospital and later released.

Allen said police do not believe alcohol was a contributing factor to the crash, and there are no charges pending.