The Los Alamos Police Department released an initial report on the fatal crash on N.M. 4 that happened last week.
The report gives new insight into the death of a commercial truck driver and how his semi truck ended up in crumpled heap 100 feet off the road.
According to witnesses interviewed in the report, it was the driver’s first time traveling the route. Garrick Frank, 22, a truck driver for “Speedy Convenience Inc.,” was driving his truck in a convoy and it was his first week on the job. According to a fellow truck driver, Frank did not see him trying to wave him down after he pulled over.
“Garrick was following a convoy of other semi trucks. He stated that there were a number of vehicles between and the truck in front of him, but that the driver of the truck directly in front of Garrick had stopped on Ponderosa Road and attempted to wave Garrick down as Garrick went by the turnoff,” read a statement in the report.