One dead, struck by vehicle in Quay County

New Mexico

QUAY COUNTY, N.M. (KAMR/KCIT) – One man has died after being hit by a vehicle on I-40, around milepost 342 east of Tucumcari, New Mexico.

According to the New Mexico State Police, 39 year-old Edwin Coffey of Queen Creek, Arizona, was walking in the middle of the right eastbound lane of I-40 at around 11:30 p.m. on May 5, in a “dark unlit area.”

Coffey was struck, according to the report, by a 2019 Ford driven by a 58 year-old California man. Coffey was pronounced dead on the scene of the crash by the Office of the Medical Investigator.

Alcohol does not appear to have been a factor in the crash according to police, but the investigation is still ongoing.


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