Nageezi man dead after being struck by two vehicles

The Daily Times staff

FARMINGTON — A Nageezi man was killed Monday night after being struck by two different vehicles while walking on U.S. Highway 550 south of Bloomfield.

The New Mexico State Police were dispatched around 8:49 p.m. Monday to mile marker 113 on U.S. Highway 550, about 38 miles south of Bloomfield, on reports of a fatal crash between a vehicle and a pedestrian, according to state police press release.

Andrew Thompson, 29, was pronounced dead at the scene by an employee of the New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator after Thompson sustained fatal injuries.

A Chevrolet sedan was driving northbound on U.S. Highway 550 when it collided with Thompson, who was walking in the roadway. Shortly after, a second vehicle struck Thompson.

Investigators believe Thompson may have been intoxicated, according to New Mexico State Police spokesman Carl Christiansen. The press release stated alcohol may have been a contributing factor to the incident.

The case is under investigation.