Rollover happens hours after five-car pileup in same spot on I-25

Two car crashes occurred within hours of each other Tuesday at nearly the same spot.

The first crash was a five-car pile-up, which happened around 9:15; motorists involved in the crash said traffic was moving smoothly on the highway, when all of a sudden it stopped, causing the pile-up. Traffic was stalled as authorities blocked off two of the three lanes while responding to the crash. New Mexico State police and tow trucks had barely finished clearing the roadway when they were dispatched at 11:46 a.m. to a rollover at nearly the same location as the pile-up. The initial investigation revealed a silver Toyota Tacoma pickup truck had hit a guardrail and rolled over.