BCSO: Fatal Crash Occurs at Shelly Rd and South Frontage Rd
Posted By: ABQ RAW Staff
Posted On: 08/27/2023 @9:05PM
ALBUQUERQUE - A somber incident unfolded just east of the the intersection of Shelly Rd and South Frontage Rd, on the far west side of ABQ prompting a swift response from the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office. Deputies arrived to find a crash scene marked by tragedy, as one individual's injuries proved fatal, and they were pronounced dead on the spot.
Although details remain limited, the BCSO traffic investigation unit has been mobilized to uncover the sequence of events leading to this unfortunate incident. Consequently, the south frontage road is temporarily closed to facilitate a thorough examination of the crash site.
While on scene, we observe BCSO launching their night vision drone to search the area. We also noticed a semi trailer occupying the south side shoulder but it was separated from its tractor. Orange reflective triangles could be seen on the road behind the semi trailer warning east bound traffic of the semi on the side of the road. This was apparently done by the driver of the semi before the crash. It is unknown if the semi was involved in the crash.
As authorities delve deeper into the circumstances, we await further updates on this unfolding tragedy.
We will update you as we learn more information or when more information becomes available.
Video footage from the scene can be viewed HERE: