Man found on 1-40, police seek information
New Mexico State Police early on July 2 responded to a report of a person lying in the roadway in the westbound lane of Interstate 40 around Milepost 55 near Thoreau, New Mexico.
Officers arrived on scene to find a pedestrian, Ferland Johnson, 23, of Thoreau, deceased after apparently being struck by an unknown vehicle.
Investigators believe this may have occurred in the early morning hours of July 2. The case is under investigation by the New Mexico State Police.
If anyone has any information about this incident, they are asked to contact the New Mexico State Police at 505-841-9256.
State Police sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols
ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico State Police will be conducting sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols and registration, insurance and driver’s license checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during the month of July.
“ We are bringing awareness to these events in an effort to reduce alcohol-related fatalities through continued media attention and intensive advertising,” the state police said in a news release. “These checkpoints are helping to change society’s attitude about drinking and driving.
“Hundreds of lives could be saved each year if every driver had the courage to make the right decision not to drink and drive,” the release says.