TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Several people were killed and Interstate 10 was closed for 60 miles following a 25-vehicle crash near the Arizona-New Mexico state line on Monday afternoon, June 19.
I-10 eastbound was closed near Willcox while I-10 westbound was closed at Lordsburg, NM. Authorities said a dust storm caused by high winds likely contributed to the crash, which was reported around 5:30 p.m.
Six people died in the crash according to New Mexico State Police.
NMSP identified those six as 77-year-old Jose Manuel Clemente of El Paso, TX; 38-year-old Maurella Clemente Munoz also of El Paso; 30-year-old Jose Elias Caraveo-Serrano of Phoenix; 29-year-old Susana Caraveo also of Phoenix; 9-month-old Julissa Caraveo also of Phoenix; and 47-year-old Josefina Silva of Escondido, CA.
Police also said there were numerous other injuries.
DPS said I-10 eastbound in Willcox reopened at approximately 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 20.
Westbound I-10 in Lordsburg reopened at approximately 5:30 a.m., according to ADOT.