Posted at: 09/07/2013 4:41 PM
Updated at: 09/07/2013 8:41 PM
By: Johnny Cordoba, KOB 4
Fatal accident in San Juan County leaves one person dead
Photo: San Juan County Sheriff's Department
San Juan County, NM – One man is dead after his vehicle crashed with a tractor trailer near the intersection of County Road 5500 and Highway 550 according to San Juan Sheriff’s Department PIO BethUtley. The victim has been identified as Marc Jordan, age 47 of Farmington, New Mexico.
The accident happened this past Friday, September 6th at approximately 6:38pm, when the driver hit the back of the trailer while driving at a high rate of speed.
Sheriff’s deputies are trying to reconstruct the scene of the accident as they continue the investigation into the crash. Witnesses reported that the tractor trailer was slowing down and making a right turn onto an unmarked dirt road when it was struck by the car.
The driver of the tractor trailer did not suffer any injuries.