Posted on Oct 17, 2023

Man killed in rollover accident on Interstate 40 east of Grants

GRANTS, NM - The New Mexico State Police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred last week in Cibola County.

According to the NMSP's news release, the accident involved a Commercial Motor Vehicle and happened Oct. 10 on Interstate 40 east of Grants at about 1:15 p.m.

The initial investigation found that a man was driving a 2012 CMV on I-40 near mile marker 90.  The vehicle went off the roadway, rolled onto its side and came to a rest.

The driver, identified as 55-year-old Abuali Salah of Palos Hills, Illinois, was pronounced dead at the scene. A 35-year-old male passenger in the CMV was flown to an area hospital with undisclosed injuries.

State police said alcohol did not appear to have been a contributing factor in the wreck. Our Albuquerque car accident lawyer will provide any updates via this news blog as they are made publicly available.

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