Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Veteran Official Dies Following Traffic Crash.

Byline: Miguel Navrot Journal Staff Writer

Griego Worked For State, City

Leo Griego, a longtime state government official whose public service career ended two weeks ago when he retired as Santa Fe city personnel director, died Sunday after a car accident.

Just before 1 p.m. Saturday, Griego was driving southbound on NM 285 near Ojo Caliente when his vehicle veered into the northbound lane, State Police reported Monday.

Griego's vehicle collided with another one and he was pinned inside. Rescuers used the Jaws of Life to free Griego, who was later airlifted to University Hospital in Albuquerque. He was pronounced dead early Sunday.

Griego, 53, who began working in state government after graduating from New Mexico State University in his early 20s, came to City Hall in May 1998. …

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