Cortez man killed in crash near Shiprock

The Daily Times staff

FARMINGTON — A Cortez man was killed this morning in a fatal crash north of Shiprock, according to a New Mexico State Police press release.

Auto Crash

New Mexico State Police officers were dispatched at 6:10 a.m. today to mile marker 98 on U.S. Highway 491 after receiving reports of a single vehicle roll-over crash, the release states.

Kyle Knapp, 29, was found dead at the scene, according to the release.

A preliminary investigation indicates the vehicle was headed south on the highway when Knapp entered the southbound shoulder and lost control of the vehicle, the release states. The vehicle crossed both lanes of traffic and then rolled several times after it entered the northbound shoulder, according to the release.

The crash remains under investigation, the release states.