Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Pedestrian on I-40 Hit by Deputy's Car.

Byline: Journal Staff Report

A Torrance County sheriff's deputy is on three days of administrative leave while State Police investigate an accident in which the deputy's car struck a pedestrian on Interstate 40 early Wednesday.

Torrance County Undersheriff Don Packingham said the deputy had been responding to a four-vehicle accident on eastbound I-40 near the Santa Fe County line about 2 a.m.

The westbound deputy could not turn around in the freeway median because of snow.

Packingham said the deputy turned around at the Edgewood interchange but came upon another vehicle rollover two miles before the exit. …

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