Fatal Crash in Valencia County, NM

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Los Lunas, NM – On May 24, 2023, at around 5:30 a.m., the New Mexico State Police investigated a fatal crash involving a motorcycle and a passenger vehicle on Interstate 25 in Los Lunas, NM.

 The initial investigation indicated that a 2019 Harley Davidson motorcycle, ridden by Robert Shepherd, (58) of Palisade, CO was traveling southbound on Interstate 25 at mile marker 202.  For reasons still under investigation, Mr. Shepherd was struck from behind by a 2006 Lexus. Mr. Shepherd sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased on the scene by the Office of the Medical Investigator. The driver of the Lexus was not injured.

 Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in this crash.

 This crash is being investigated by the New Mexico State Police with the assistance of the Crash Reconstruction Unit.