Posted on May 22, 2023

Farmington woman killed in collision on I-40 in Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE, NM - A woman was killed in a multi-vehicle accident in Albuquerque on Sunday afternoon, according to the New Mexico State Police.

The incident happened on Interstate 40 near mile marker 160 at about 2 p.m.  The initial investigation found that the driver of a 2019 Toyota passenger vehicle was going west on I-40 but began to slide in the inclement weather.

The Toyota sideswiped a 2008 Ford passenger vehicle, which began to spin counterclockwise and was t-boned by a commercial motor vehicle. The driver of the Ford, identified as 64-year-old Flora Garcia of Farmington, New Mexico, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Toyota and the driver of the CMV, both 48-year-old women, were not injured.

State Police are investigating the crash, and said alcohol does not appear to have been a contributing factor.  They added that seat belts appear to have been properly utilized. 

Further updates will be provided by our Albuquerque car accident lawyer as more information becomes available regarding the incident.

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