Santa Cruz, NM – Two Killed in Crash with Semi on S Riverside Dr

Santa Cruz, NM – Two Killed in Crash with Semi on S Riverside Dr

Santa Cruz, NM (June 17, 2020) – Two people were killed in a fiery crash with a tractor-trailer on Tuesday morning, June 16th. The fatal collision occurred at around 6:00 a.m. along South Riverside Drive (U.S. 84/285) near the town of Espanola.

According to authorities, at least two people were traveling in a minivan when they collided head-on with a Coca-Cola semi-truck near the entrance to the Espanola Valley Fraternal Order of Eagles at 1217 South Riverside Drive. The impact of the collision sparked a fire and emergency crews were immediately dispatched to the area.

Two occupants of the minivan were transported to the Espanola Hospital where they later succumbed to their injuries. No identities have been released as police investigators are working to determine the cause of this incident.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the victims at this time.

Truck Accidents in New Mexico

Santa Cruz, NM – Two Killed in Crash with Semi on S Riverside Dr

The rate of fatal collisions involving commercial tractor-trailers in New Mexico rose to peak levels with about 19 per 100,000 people killed in 2016. While any type of sudden crash has the potential to be absolutely devastating, truck accidents in New Mexico are often deadly or severely injurious. First and foremost, understanding your rights and how to protect them is of fundamental importance following such an accident.

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