Two drivers injured in Christmas Eve crash

The Daily Times staff
Kory Jensen of Interstate Recovery & Towing prepares to move a vehicle involved in a wreck on Thursday on East Main Street in front of Four Corners Harley Davidson.

FARMINGTON – A man and woman were injured in a two-vehicle crash on East Main Street on Christmas Eve.

Farmington police Sgt. Jared Stock said officers were dispatched at 3 p.m. Thursday to the Four Corners Harley Davidson, 6520 E. Main St., after receiving reports of the crash.

Stock said officers found a 2000 GMC Canyon in the eastbound lane occupied by a 40-year-old woman. A 2009 Nissan GTR left the roadway as a result of the crash and rolled down a small ravine, according to Stock.

Stock said the driver of the passenger vehicle was a 52-year-old man.

Stock said both occupants were transported to the San Juan Regional Medical Center to be treated for minor injuries.

Stock said a preliminary investigation indicated the 2000 GMC Canyon was in the westbound lane, but the driver attempted a U-turn into the eastbound lane, striking the 2009 Nissan GTR.

The roadway was dry, and it was not snowing at the time of the crash, according to Stock.

Traffic on East Main Street was shut down for approximately 20 minutes as a result of the crash, according to Stock.

Stock said Thursday afternoon the crash remained under investigation.