SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Santa Fe Police Department has identified the pedestrian involved in Monday morning’s crash in Santa Fe as 40-year-old James Coriz.

According to a news release, the Santa Fe Police Department responded to a single-vehicle crash in the southbound lanes of I-25 near mile marker 280 around 2:42 a.m. SFPD says the involved driver reported that his vehicle had struck a guardrail after he veered off the road. Officers determined intoxication was not a factor in the incident.


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Then around 6:52 a.m., the SFPD was called to southbound I-25 near mile marker 280 after reports of a pedestrian laying on the side of the road. Officers found Coriz dead from apparent injuries sustained from being struck by a vehicle.

Crash investigators have determined the same vehicle was involved in both incidents. The crash investigation closed southbound I-25 near St. Francis Drive for about six hours.