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Trucker hits trucker parked on shoulder

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Interstate 40 eastbound traffic near milepost 6 came to a sudden stop shortly before noon Oct. 29, when a tractor-trailer collided into the back of another tractor-trailer parked on the shoulder.

After the crash, the trucks blocked both lanes of I-40 eastbound, causing traffic to snarl as far back as the New Mexico-Arizona state line for hours, while the investigation and clean-up were underway.

“Both drivers sustained unknown injuries and both were transported to a local hospital,” New Mexico State Police Public Information Officer Dusty Francisco said. “Their conditions are unknown.”

The crash remains under investigation.