At least four dead in New Mexico after bus collides with truck

31 August 2018

At least four people were killed in New Mexico on Thursday after a Greyhound passenger bus collided with a semi-trailer truck. The bus was carrying 49 passengers. It collided with the truck around 12:30 pm on Interstate 40 near the city. The death toll was expected to rise, the New Mexico State Police said.

OFFICER, THE NEW MEXICO STATE POLICE, RAY WILSON said "At about 12:30pm (1830GMT) this afternoon, we got a call for a head on collision on I-40 at milepost 50 which is right here behind me. Initial investigation shows that a semi-truck was traveling east bound on I-40 when it blew out a tire. The semi-truck then lost control, crossed over the center median into the east bound traffic there was a Greyhound bus traveling east, in the east bound lane, that semi-truck and the bus collided head on."