- Associated Press - Sunday, October 22, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Authorities say one person is dead after a vehicle crashed into construction equipment in Albuquerque on Interstate 40 and the driver may be facing charges.

Albuquerque police say officers responded to the crash on eastbound I-40 at Rio Grande around 2 a.m. Sunday after a vehicle drove through construction barricades and ran into a backhoe.

They say the passenger died on scene while the driver was taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say alcohol appears to be a factor in the crash.

They say after the driver likely will be arrested for vehicular homicide after she’s released from a hospital for treatment of her injuries.

Police haven’t released the names of the driver or the dead passenger.


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