SB I-25 closed near Belen due to fatal crash

BELEN, N.M. (KRQE) – I-25 southbound is closed due to a two-vehicle crash just north of Belen.

Police say 96-year-old Boleslo Romero was driving a red truck when another driver ran onto the shoulder, over-corrected and ran into him, forcing his truck to roll.

He was flown to UNM Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The other driver was not seriously injured.

Police say the woman was distracted. They’re investigating if she was texting or on the phone.

Traffic is being diverted off the freeway at Los Lunas.

The Belen Police Department is handling the crash and investigation.

Stay with KRQE for updates.

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