Farmington man dies of injuries in June 21 motorcycle crash

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FARMINGTON – A biker in a car crash on East 20th Street in Farmington on June 21 died of his injuries two days after the collision.

Sean Wiley, 49, of Farmington, died on June 23 while being treated at an Albuquerque hospital, according to Farmington Police Department spokeswoman Nicole Brown.

Farmington Police were dispatched around 8:55 p.m. on June 21 to the intersection of East 20th Street and North Dustin Avenue following reports of an accident with injuries.

The incident involved the motorcycle Wiley was riding with a four-door passenger car.

Wiley was driving east on 20th Street as the car turned south on Dustin Avenue from the westbound lanes of 20th Street.

The vehicles collided in the intersection, according to Brown.

Farmington Police are still investigating the vehicle that had “right of way” at the intersection and the cause of the crash, Brown said.

Wiley was seriously injured and was first transported to the San Juan Regional Medical Center before being airlifted to an Albuquerque hospital.

Police were notified on June 23 of Wiley’s death. He was not wearing a helmet when the collision occurred, according to Brown.

Investigators believe that alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the accident.

The collision closed the intersection for nearly six hours before it was reopened to traffic.

Farmington Police initially did not release information about Wiley’s death as it took place two days after the collision and the cause of the crash is still under investigation, Brown said .

Joshua Kellogg covers the latest news for the Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4627 or by email at jkellogg@daily-times.com.

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