Stretch of I-40 shut down in Albuquerque due to crash

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Albuquerque Police shut down part of Interstate 40 because of a crash early Saturday evening.

The crash shut down all westbound lanes of the interstate between San Mateo and Carlisle.

Police say a preliminary investigation showed that a vehicle traveling westbound was speeding when it rear ended another vehicle, went into a spin and rolled on it’s side.

None of the people involved in the crash suffered life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the speeding vehicle was arrested and is being investigated for DWI. 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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