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State Police: Six dead, including infant, in I-10 crash near Lordsburg

Stefan Dill
June 20, 2017 08:54 PM

SANTA FE, N.M. -- New Mexico State Police say six people have died, including a 9-month-old child, in the 25-car accident on I-10 westbound near Lordsburg on Monday.

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Police responded to the multi-vehicle crash around 5:15 p.m. Monday. The pile-up occurred when adverse weather conditions moved in, abruptly causing a dust storm and limiting visibility.   Police say commercial motor vehicles, passenger vehicles, and motorcycles were involved.

Five of the fatalities were on scene and one succumbed to injuries after being transported to nearby medical facilities, police say.

The deceased have been identified as Jose Manuel Clemente, 77, of El Paso, Texas; Maurella Clemente Munoz, 38, of El Paso; Jose Elias Caraveo-Serrano, 30, of Phoenix; Susana Carevo, 29, of Phoenix; Julissa Carevo, 9 months, of Phoenix; Josefina Silva, 47, of Escondido, Calif.

Police say there were numerous injuries involved. Some were treated on scene and others transported to Mimbres Memorial Hospital and the Gila Regional Medical Center.

The interstate has been reopened in both directions as of this time.

This crash is still under investigation.

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