Pedestrian killed on I-40 near Acoma

GRANTS, N.M. (KRQE) – State police are investigating a crash that killed a pedestrain on I-40 near Acoma on Monday night.

Police say 38-year-old Jovanna Tuliman of Grants appeared to be struck by an eastbound vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the vehicle fled, police say, and eastbound I-40 was closed for two hours as they investigated the scene.

Those with any information regarding the suspect driving the vehicle are asked to call the Gallup State Police Office at 505-863-9353. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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