Hatch, NM (September 12, 2019) – Thursday afternoon, September 12th, officials with New Mexico State Police stated that a fatal crash took place along Highway 26 that took the life of two people. The collision was reported to have occurred at approximately 2:11 p.m. near the town of Hatch.
Police stated that a Toyota collided with a semi tractor-trailer in the vicinity of milepost 45. Emergency responders rushed to the scene immediately after the accident where two people were sadly pronounced deceased. Both victims were passengers in the Toyota, according to authorities.
Highway 26 was shut down in both directions for an unspecified duration of time. Police are actively working to piece together the events that led to this incident.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of both victims at this time.
Fatal Truck Accidents in New Mexico
Research has found that nearly 400 people were confirmed to have died as a result of a New Mexico motor vehicle accident in 2016 alone. Traffic collisions, particularly those involving large trucks such as semis, are often fatal or seriously injurious due to the sheer power of such vehicles. While it can be difficult, it is important to understand that as a bereaved family, you may retain significant rights at this time.
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