A motorcyclist died after a crash Wednesday evening with a Jeep between N.M. 599 and the Interstate 25 West Frontage Road.
The collision temporarily shut down the highway.
The Jeep had been exiting I-25 onto N.M. 599 at about 6:15 p.m. when the crash occurred, according to another driver who had witnessed the accident. Both vehicles were engulfed in flames.
“There were four older ladies in the Jeep,” said Delanne Reichard, who said the women got out after the crash. “The driver was crying, saying, ‘I killed that young man.’ ”
“She tried to save the motorcyclist. She tried to pull him away from the flames,” Reichard said. “It was the saddest thing I’ve seen.”
Police were still investigating late Wednesday.