Four killed in multi-vehicle crash near Santa Rosa, state police say
August 16, 2017 10:07 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Four people died in a multi-vehicle accident about eight miles west of Santa Rosa Wednesday evening, according to New Mexico State Police.
There were three vehicles involved in the crash, including a recreational vehicle. NMSP Lt. Elizabeth Armijo said the RV headed east on I-40 when it had a tire blow out. The RV then crossed the median and hit oncoming cars in the westbound lanes.
The four people were killed were all in one vehicle, Armijo said. It's not clear at this time if anyone else was injured.
The crash forced westbound I-40 to close in Guadalupe County and state police diverted traffic onto U.S. Highway 54, NMSP wrote on its Twitter account.
Guadalupe County- I40 closed @ mile marker 267 wb for a multi-car crash scene with 4 fatalities. Traffic is being diverted onto US54. pic.twitter.com/NhOSSVc9vL— NMSP (@NMStatePolice) August 17, 2017
Updated: August 16, 2017 10:07 PM
Created: August 16, 2017 09:40 PM
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