Police ID man killed in semi-truck accident

semi-truck fire, Grants
Photo courtesy Bob Regner

GRANTS, N.M. (KRQE) – State police have identified the man killed in a crash involving three semi-trucks on Aug. 6.

Alfred Jefferson, 58, of Red Rock, N.M., was caught in a chain reaction of crashes after a tire blew from one of the trucks, crossed the I-40 median near Grants and rolled.

Jefferson was in a fuel tanker that hit another big rig by the first crash. Police say he was ejected from his truck and died at the scene.

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