NM Sheriff's Deputy in critical condition following blizzard related crash
POSTED: Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 3:46pm
UPDATED: Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 7:10pm
Albuquerque, NM — The blizzard that has descended upon much of the nation Thursday has a Sandoval County Sheriff's Deputy in critical condition following a weather related car crash.
New Mexico State Department of Public Safety says that 47-year-old Sergeant Robert Baron of the Sandoval County Sheriff's Office was struck by a vehicle while conducting a weather related crash investigation at approximately 10:23 a.m. Thursday morning. The crash occured on I-25 between Albquerque and Santa Fe near the San Felipe Pueblo.
Baron is a 7 year veteran of the Sandoval County Sheriff's Office, he was taken to the University of New Mexico Hospital and is listed in critical condition.
I-25 Northbound at mile marker 290, near the San Felipe Pueblo was closed for most of the day while southbound lanes remained open. NM Department of Transportation has since re-opened I-25, but road conditions throughout northern New Mexico remain treacherous for travelers. Anyone who does not have to travel is encouraged to remain at home.
You can check New Mexico road conditions on their website.