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Pedestrian fatally struck on I-40

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THOREAU, N.M. – New Mexico State Police is asking for the public's help for any details about a man hit and killed on I-40 July 2.

State Police responded to a report of a person laying in the roadway in the north bound lane of Interstate 40 around mile post 55 near Thoreau, N.M. shortly before 5 am July 2.

Officers arrived on scene to find Ferland Johnson, 23, of Thoreau deceased after apparently being struck by an unknown vehicle. Investigators believe this may have occurred in the early morning hours the same day Johnson was discovered.

This case remains under investigation by the New Mexico State Police with assistance from the Crash Reconstruction Unit. If anyone has any knowledge of this incident, they are asked to contact the New Mexico State Police at (505) 841-9256.