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Wrong-way driver is killed in freeway crash in Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A driver allegedly going the wrong way on Interstate 40 was killed Sunday after crashing into the back of a semi-truck, Albuquerque police said.

The crash occurred early Sunday and closed part of the freeway for hours.

Police said the wrong way driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

The name, age and hometown of the driver haven’t been released yet.

It was the second fatal crash on an interstate in the Albuquerque area involving a wrong-way driver in about 24 hours.

Bernalillo County Sheriff’s officials said an off-duty officer with the Cuba Police Department allegedly caused a head-on crash around 2 a.m. Saturday that left two people dead and another person hospitalized.