SANTA ROSA, N.M. (AP) – A Colorado man and a Virginia woman have died in a fiery New Mexico highway crash.
New Mexico state police say the crash happened on Interstate 40 near the eastern New Mexico town of Santa Rosa late Saturday night. A semi-truck rear-ended a passenger car and then crossed into oncoming traffic and hit another large truck. The first truck overturned and caught fire.READ MORE: Businesses Continue To Be Impacted By Cameron Peak Fire More Than A Year Later
The driver of the car was killed. State police spokesman Robert McDonald identified him Sunday as 71-year-old Jay Posner of Morrison, Colo.READ MORE: Volunteers Work With Forest Service To Restore Trails Damaged By The Cameron Peak Fire
A woman sleeping in the overturned truck also died. She’s identified as 50-year-old Brenda Hamm of Monroe, Va. The driver was her husband, 52-year-old Lawrence Hamm of Monroe. He’s hospitalized with serious burns and a broken leg.
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