Advertisement

7th fatality confirmed in I-10 dust storm crash

Updated: 05/24/2014 8:10 AM | Created: 05/24/2014 7:49 AM
By: The Associated Press

DEMING, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say the death toll now stands at seven after a fiery multi-vehicle crash along Interstate 10 in southwestern New Mexico.

New Mexico State Police said Friday that they learned from one of the victim's family members that three people were in one car involved in the crash — not two victims as previously reported.

Police say eight vehicles were involved in the crash in Hidalgo County, several miles from the Arizona border.

It came as New Mexico and the region was struck Thursday afternoon by a violent storm system.

Severe weather and large hail caused multiple car wrecks in northern New Mexico on Thursday, and the eastern part of the state saw damaging winds reaching more than 60 mph.

Thick dust was reported in southern New Mexico.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Photo: New Mexico State Police

KOB welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the rules of conduct set forth in our Terms of Use. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Use.

Advertisement



Join Our Email List

Advertisement