VADO, NM - New Mexico State Police said a 16-year-old driver fleeing from authorities in a stolen vehicle was involved in a crash in Vado last week, reports KFOX14 News.
The incident began when State Police learned that the driver of a stolen 2017 Nissan had crossed from Texas into New Mexico. Officers spotted the vehicle parked on the shoulder of Interstate 10 eastbound. When a NMSP officer attempted a traffic stop the driver fled, police said.
As officers set out in pursuit, they used a pursuit intervention technique to try to stop the vehicle. During the maneuver, the Nissan collided with a semi-truck that was going east on I-10. The teenage Nissan driver attempted to flee on foot but was apprehended, NMSP said. No one was injured in the incident.
The crash shut down I-10 near mile marker 155, and drivers were diverted onto the Frontage Road.