New Mexico

Pat Cisneros Killed; Officer Injured in Multi-Car Crash in Albuquerque, NM

January 2, 2019
Victim's Name(s)
Pat Cisneros
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
New Mexico State Police
Vehicles Involved
Passenger Car, Tow-Truck
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries (1), minor injuries (1)

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Victim was struck after stopping to assist officer that stopped to assist with previous accident.

Weather Conditions
Icy Roads

What Happened

New Mexico State Police released the name of the man killed in a multi-car crash on I-40 in Albuquerque, NM on January 2nd, 2019. 50-year-old Pat Cisneros was killed in the accident. Police say the accident occurred when Cisneros stopped to assist an officer responding to the scene of a previous crash after the officers vehicle was rear-ended. Cisneros, his tow-truck and the officer's cruiser were all then hit by another vehicle. The officer suffered minor injuries in the accident.

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