Kirtland Man Killed on US 64

A 2019 Toyota SUV, driven by a forty-eight-year-old Farmington resident, was traveling west on U.S. 64 and struck 48-year old Freddie Chatto.  When Mr. Chatto was struck, he was wearing black clothing and walking in a dark area of the westbound lanes of U.S. 64.  Mr. Chatto was pronounced deceased by the Office of the Medical Investigator on scene.  No one else was injured in the crash. 

November 236, 2020

From NM State Police:

On November 24, 2020, at about 7:00 p.m. the New Mexico State Police, responded to U.S. Highway 64 around milepost 42 near Farmington where a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle. 

 

The initial investigation indicates that for unknown reasons Freddie Chatto (48) of Kirtland, NM was walking in the westbound lanes of U.S. 64.  A 2019 Toyota SUV, driven by a forty-eight-year-old Farmington resident, was traveling west on U.S. 64 and struck Mr. Chatto.  When Mr. Chatto was struck, he was wearing black clothing and walking in a dark area of the westbound lanes of U.S. 64.  Mr. Chatto was pronounced deceased by the Office of the Medical Investigator on scene.  No one else was injured in the crash. 

 

Alcohol use by the pedestrian, and the pedestrian walking in the lanes of travel is believed to be the contributing factors in this crash.  This crash is under investigation by the New Mexico State Police.

 

 

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