I-40 back open after fatal crash

Posted at: 11/01/2013 10:07 AM
Updated at: 11/01/2013 1:10 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com

Photo: MGN

New Mexico State Police confirm I-40 has reopened after being shut down for several hours for a fatal crash investigation Friday morning.

According to NMDOT, all traffic was diverted onto NM 122 at the Thoreau exit while OMI conducted its investigation.

Around 8:45 a.m., a passenger car traveling eastbound crossed over the median and struck a westbound tractor trailer, according to state police. The woman in the passenger vehicle died at the scene.

The driver of the semi was not injured.