2 El Pasoans Killed In Multiple Vehicle Crash Near Lordsburg
High winds are blamed for the horrible accident, which involved over 20 vehicles and killed 6, including a 9-month old infant, yesterday.
According to the Silver City Daily Press:
The New Mexico State Police is currently investigating a twenty-five vehicle pile-up crash scene on Interstate 10 at mile marker 11 westbound. The chain-reaction crash is attributed to a dust storm which had high winds causing limited visibility from blowing dust.The initial investigation indicates that 18 commercial motor vehicles and 7 passengers vehicles were involved, resulting in multiple fatalities, and injuries. This crash is an ongoing investigation, with no further information available at this time.
KOB.com identified the victims as Jose Manuel Clemente, 77, of El Paso, TX; Maurella Clemente Munoz, 38, of El Paso, TX; Jose Elias Caraveo-Serrano, 30, of Phoenix, AZ; Susana Carevo, 29, of Phoenix, AZ; Julissa Carevo, 9 months, of Phoenix, AZ; Josefina Silva, 47, of Escondido, CA. - KOB.com
The crash involved commercial vehicles, passenger vehicles and a motorcycle. I-10 west, near Lordsburg, remains closed at this time.