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Police confirm multiple deaths in horrific bus crash in New Mexico

Police confirm multiple deaths in horrific bus crash in New Mexico that left semi-truck overturned and smashed in the front of a Greyhound passenger bus

  • A passenger bus and semi-truck crash in New Mexico has resulted in deaths 
  • The vehicles collided, overturning the semi and smashing in the front of the bus
  • The crash occurred near mile marker 50 on Interstate 40, close to Thoreau
  • The bus was heading from Albuquerque to Phoenix with 47 passengers on board
  • Emergency responders are still active at the scene, New Mexico state police said
  • Family members of passengers looking for information on their relatives can call 505-722-2002 to reach McKinley County Emergency Management 

Multiple deaths have resulted from a horrific bus crash on Thursday in New Mexico, police said.

A passenger bus and a semi-truck collided in McKinley County, killing multiple people and wounding others, the New Mexico State Police department said.

‘Officers have confirmed multiple casualties in this crash,’ NMSPD said.

‘Officers and EMS are still working this scene actively’

Family members of passengers looking for information on their relatives can call 505-722-2002 to reach McKinley County Emergency Management.

A passenger bus and a semi-truck collided in McKinley County on Thursday, killing multiple people and wounding others, the New Mexico State Police department said 

A Greyhound passenger bus and a semi-truck collided near the city of Thoreau on Thursday afternoon.

The bus was heading from Albuquerque to Phoenix and there were 47 passengers on board, Greyhound told WTOP. 

The bus incurred significant front-end damage. 

The New Mexico State Police department confirmed there were multiple deaths

The New Mexico State Police department confirmed there were multiple deaths

Photos from the scene show the semi-truck overturned on its side, with debris from its cargo covering the area surrounding both vehicles 

Photos from the scene show the semi-truck overturned on its side, with debris from its cargo covering the area surrounding both vehicles 

Nearby hospitals in Gallup were informed they may receive eight patients, according to KOB4

Nearby hospitals in Gallup were informed they may receive eight patients, according to KOB4

Photos from the scene show the semi-truck overturned on its side, with debris from its cargo covering the area surrounding both vehicles.

The crash shut down the westbound lanes of Interstate 40 near Thoreau near mile marker 50, police said.

‘Traffic is being diverted onto the frontage road in Thoreau,’ NMSPD tweeted, telling drivers to expect delays.

The crash was reported at around 1.00pm MDT, KOB4 reported. 

Nearby hospitals in Gallup were informed they may receive eight patients, according to KOB4.

The bus was heading from Albuquerque to Phoenix and there were 47 passengers on board

The bus was heading from Albuquerque to Phoenix and there were 47 passengers on board

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