Fatal crash on U.S. Interstate 25 Friday

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Socorro County

On Jan. 17 at approximately 4:50 p.m. New Mexico State Police responded to a report of a two vehicle crash on Interstate 25 northbound at milepost 139, according to a release from the New Mexico Department of Public Safety.

The investigation revealed that a vehicle was traveling north in the left lane at a very slow speed. For unknown reasons the vehicle drifted into the right lane and was rear ended by another vehicle.

The driver of the first vehicle was Emilio Pargas, 88, of San Antonio was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital.

Alcohol does not appear to be a factor at this point, the release said.