Box to blame in fatal I-25 crash

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Officials have released the cause of a deadly crash that forced I-25 to close Saturday.

For a few hours traffic was backed up for miles near Rio Bravo.

BCSD says a pick-up was heading southbound on I-25 when a box flew out of the bed of the truck. The truck driver pulled over and got out to get the box. But the driver of an SUV swerved to avoid the box and hit the truck.

The SUV driver died.

Deputies say neither vehicle had passengers.

The drivers’ names have not been released yet.

Deputies say alcohol does not appear to be a factor.

No word if the driver of the truck will face any charges or be cited. 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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