Posted on Apr 24, 2023

News: 16-year-old driver fleeing from officers crashes on I-10

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.