I-40 Crossover Crash Kills 8

A horrific collision between a Greyhound bus and a semi-truck on I-40, in New Mexico, killed at least eight passengers and sent dozens of others to area hospitals last Friday. The crash happened near Thoreau, New Mexico, about 50 miles from the Arizona border. The New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator said that seven bodies were recovered from the scene of Thursday afternoon’s accident and that another person died after being taken to a hospital for treatment. Preliminary information indicated the semi was headed east when it blew a tire, sending the rig across the median and into oncoming traffic where it smashed into the bus, New Mexico State Police said. The crash is known as a “crossover crash.” Crossover crashes occur when a vehicle leaves the roadway, crossing the median, ending up in the opposing lanes of travel. Based on video and photographs, it does not initially appear that any type of median barrier cable was present on the roadway. Median…

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