1 killed in crash on southbound I-25 near Socorro

Latest News
generic car crash_592129

New Mexico State Police have released updates in a fatal crash that shut down I-25 north of Socorro on Thursday.

Authorities say a two-vehicle crash happened on I-25 near milepost 259 just before 2 p.m. According to police, 76-year-old Jerry Oldenettel from Socorro was driving a Subaru south on the interstate trying to pass a pick-up truck pulling a travel trailer in the left lane. 

For unknown reasons, the Subaru struck the end of the trailer where it became stuck and was dragged. Both the Subaru and the pick-up truck caught fire. Oldenettel was taken to the Socorro General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The driver of the pick-up truck was not harmed in the incident. NMSP says that alcohol was not a factor in the crash and that seat belts were used properly.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Enter to Win

Don't Miss