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Fatal crash takes life of Nageezi man

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Investigators say alcohol might have been a factor

SAN JUAN COUNTY, N.M. – On Jan. 15, around 8:49 pm the New Mexico State Police investigated a fatal crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian on U.S. 550 near milepost 113, approximately 38 miles south of Bloomfield, N.M.

Upon arrival at the scene, officers learned a 2006 Chevrolet sedan was driving north on US 550 when it made contact with a male dressed in dark clothing walking in the roadway.  Subsequently a second vehicle also made contact with the pedestrian after the initial collision.

Andrew Thompson, 29, of Nageezi, N.M. sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Office of the medical Investigator. Indicators show that alcohol may have been a contributing factor.

This case remains under investigation and no further information is available at this time.