Driver dies in crash on U.S. 64

Driver identified as George Medina, 54, who co-founded Free Taos snowboarder campaign

By Jesse Moya
jmoya@taosnews.com
Posted 6/24/20

Updated 7:15 p.m. 

Taos County emergency services responded to a flipped cement truck on U.S. Highway 64 near mile marker 258 on Wednesday afternoon (June 24). 

According to Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe, the investigation at the scene indicated the truck traveled off the roadway and overcorrected while crossing both lanes. 

The driver was partially ejected while not wearing a seatbelt and died as a result of the crash.  

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Driver dies in crash on U.S. 64

Driver identified as George Medina, 54, who co-founded Free Taos snowboarder campaign

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Updated June 25 at 5:40 p.m.

Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe has identified the man who died in the single-vehicle crash on Wednesday (June 24) as George Medina, 54, of Robert Medina & Sons Concrete & Sand. Medina was among a group  that launched the  popular Free Taos campaign to get Taos Ski Valley to open its slopes to snowboarders,.

Taos County emergency services responded to a flipped cement truck on U.S. Highway 64 near mile marker 258 on Wednesday afternoon (June 24). 

According to Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe, the investigation at the scene indicated the truck traveled off the roadway and overcorrected while crossing both lanes. 

The driver was partially ejected while not wearing a seatbelt and died as a result of the crash.  

Hogrefe said excessive speed is suspected to be a factor in the incident.

According to conversations on Taos Central Dispatch, the vehicle was hauling concrete and may have been leaking fuel. 

Rio Fernando Fire Department and Taos County crews responded to the scene. Traffic was blocked due to the incident. 

The truck was painted with a Robert Medina & Sons Concrete & Sand logo from Taos.

This is a developing story.

Reporter John Miller contributed to this story.

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