New Mexico State Police are investigating three crashes that happened along I-40. Eastbound I-40 was shut down near east Gallup at mile marker 25 for several hours Sunday.
The first crash was a single-car rollover on westbound I-40 just east of Gallup. The passenger, Arturo Esparza was ejected and died. The driver, Jorge Villalobos was cited for careless driving.
The second and third crashes occurred within 15 miles of the first crash. There were only two minor injuries. Authorities say all of the crashes were weather-related.