2 Big Rigs Collide Killing 2 People, 1 Airlifted From Scene
Albuquerque, New Mexico – Officials have confirmed two people have died and another has been airlifted to a nearby hospital after two semi-trucks collided along Interstate-40.
Emergency crews were dispatched to the horrific scene on Thursday afternoon. An official with the Bernalillo County Fire Department confirmed the deaths of two individuals, but have not released their identities.
HORRIFIC CRASH: A head-on semi collision near Route 66 Casino left two people dead and another hospitalized.
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Officials also expect Interstate-40 to remain closed between Atrisco Vista and the Rio Puerco, near Route 66 casino for quite some time. Debris, spread across the interstate, will likely take hours to clean up, authorities say.
Motorists who are heading west are being advised to use Highway 6 as an alternate route. Transportation Nation Network will continue to follow this developing story.
Video from the scene below courtesy of KOB.com.