One person dead after crash on N.M. Highway 371

Police say two passengers and the semi-truck driver suffered injuries but have since been released from the hospital

The Daily Times staff

FARMINGTON — One person was killed in a car crash this morning  on N.M. Highway 371 south of Farmington.

New Mexico State Police Sgt. Justin Tucker said the crash occurred at about 7 a.m. when a Kia Optima ran a stop sign at the intersection of County Road 7010 and N.M. Highway 371.

"The vehicle didn't stop at a stop sign and was struck by a semi-truck that was traveling south on 371," Tucker said.

The driver of the Kia Optima was killed in the crash, and two passengers inside the car were injured, Tucker said. The driver of the truck was suffered injuries, Tucker said.

All three people were transported to the hospital and were released later in the morning.

The highway was closed for several hours after the crash. It reopened at 2:30 p.m., Tucker said.

Tucker said the state police are still investigating the crash.

Police have not released the names of those involved in the wreck.