San Rafael man dies Thursday in I-40 crash near Grants
Posted at: 10/18/2012 2:10 PM
| Updated at: 10/18/2012 3:10 PM
By: KOB.com staff
New Mexico State Police say a San Rafael man died early Thursday in a single-vehicle, single person crash on I-40 east of Grants.
Police say Johnny Valdez, 28, was driving a gray 2004 Chevy SUV several feet south of the eastbound shoulder of I-40.
The vehicle overturned several times before coming to rest. Valdez was pronounced deceased at the scene as a result of the injuries he sustained in the crash.
Officers say evidence suggests he fell asleep at the wheel.
Valdez was apparently not wearing a seatbelt and alcohol does not appear to be a factor.