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Man found dead on I-40 median

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A man found dead on the Interstate 40 median this morning, near mile post 19, in Gallup, was hit sometime during the dark, early Friday morning hours.

Gallup Police Department Capt. Marinda Spencer said two calls came in about the body, with the first one shortly after 6 am.

The first caller had reportedly passed through the area by the time they called police, saying there was a dead body on the median. An officer searched the area, but didn’t find a body.

The man, determined to be in his 20s, was discovered by a tractor-trailer driver about an hour after the first call. The driver stayed on scene until police arrived.

Spencer said the man had no identification on his body, but detectives are working to ID the victim via forensic means. Currently, police don't have a lead on who may have hit the man.

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