Cause of crash still under investigation


FARMINGTON — Farmington police continue to investigate the cause of a crash that killed one person and sent two other people to San Juan Regional Medical Center this afternoon.

The crash occurred at approximately 2:20 p.m. on Piñon Hills Boulevard in northeast Farmington. Police have not released the names of the people involved in the crash because the next of kin had not been notified.

Farmington Police Department spokeswoman Georgette Allen said a four-door sedan was leaving the parking lot of Dickey's Pit Barbecue and attempting to turn right onto Piñon Hills Boulevard near Messina Drive, when it collided with a black Dodge truck.

The 55-year-old Farmington man driving the car was killed, and his 27-year-old male passenger was transported to San Juan Regional Medical Center, Allen said. She said a 49-year-old Aztec woman who was driving the truck was also taken to the hospital with an injury to her leg.

The crash shut down both eastbound and westbound traffic between College Boulevard and English Drive. The impact from the crash sent the truck careening off the road and through a fence on the north side of Piñon Hills Boulevard.

The westbound lanes were later opened, and Farmington Police Department posted a notice on Facebook asking eastbound drivers to avoid the area.

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