San Juan County, NM – On April 22, 2021, at about 9:00 p.m. the New Mexico State Police investigated a fatal crash involving a pedestrian on U.S. Highway 550 around milepost 134, south of Bloomfield.
The initial investigation indicated that Clarice Tsosie, 32, of Albuquerque, NM was walking across the north and southbound lanes of U.S. 550 in a dark and unlit area near milepost 134. She was struck by a northbound 2019 Jeep Cherokee, driven by a 23-year-old Odessa, TX woman, who swerved and braked to avoid the collision. Clarice Tsosie suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Alcohol does not appear to be a contributing factor to the crash. This crash is under investigation by the New Mexico State Police.