A 65-year-old man died in a single-vehicle crash in southwest Santa Fe on Friday night.
According to police, the man, whose name was not being released Friday night as next of kin had not yet been notified of his death, was driving his red 2008 Chevrolet Aveo south on Cerrillos Road at 7:33 p.m. when he left the roadway and collided with a light pole at the north side of the intersection with Camino Entrada.
Capt. Aric Wheeler said the man was immediately transported to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead shortly after his arrival.
Wheeler said late Friday that crash scene investigators were still trying to determine whether speed, alcohol or the wet roadway were factors in the crash.
There were no passengers in the man’s vehicle and no other vehicles were involved. Traffic was diverted around the crash scene for several hours Friday night.
On a side note, despite this crash happening at the intersection where the Santa Fe Police Department is located, a Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office deputy was, by chance, the first on the scene.