2 dead, infant hospitalized in Four Corners crash

Updated: 12/06/2013 2:24 PM | Created: 12/06/2013 1:48 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed,

FRUITLAND, N.M. -- Two people are dead and a 5-month-old baby hospitalized after a crash in San Juan County early Friday.

The crash took place around 6 a.m. on U.S. 64 near County Road 6800. According to the San Juan County Sheriff's Office, a white pickup traveling eastbound crossed the median and struck a black SUV.

The driver of the SUV, a 37-year-old male, and a 20-year-old female passenger were pronounced dead at the scene. A 5-month-old infant also riding in the SUV was taken by air ambulance to a hospital in Albuquerque.

The child is listed in critical but stable condition. Medical personnel are optimistic that she will survive her injuries.

The driver of the pickup truck suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to San Juan Regional Center.

Authorities say alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Photo: MGN

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