Driver Crashes into LaPlata Gas Station

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Multiple callers reported a grey truck traveling northbound veered off the roadway, crashing into the gas pumps before colliding with a metal fence. The accident did not result in any physical injuries.

From the San Juan County Sheriff's Office

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

On February 4, 2024, at approximately 5:55 PM, the San Juan County Sheriff's Office responded to a collision at the La Plata Speedway, located on NM Highway 170. Multiple callers reported a grey truck traveling northbound veered off the roadway, crashing into the gas pumps before colliding with a metal fence. The accident did not result in any physical injuries.

Witnesses described the driver as appearing disoriented after the accident. Upon arrival, law enforcement observed significant damage to the metal awning and a gray pickup truck resting in a yard near Road 1424. Despite attempts to ascertain the events leading to the collision, the driver claimed to have no recollection.

Alcohol is not believed to be a contributing factor in this incident. The investigation revealed that the driver may have experienced a medical episode prior to the accident.

We are thankful that there were no injuries sustained as a result of the incident, and the San Juan County Sheriff's Office reminds individuals with medical conditions to adhere to prescribed treatments and exercise caution when operating motor vehicles.

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