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.

Our Albuquerque car accident lawyer will update this news blog with any additional information as it comes to light.

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