Updated: Sunday, 15 Nov 2009, 6:06 PM MST
Published : Sunday, 15 Nov 2009, 6:06 PM MST
PREWITT, N.M. (KRQE) - State police say icy road conditions were the primary factor in a fatal accident that killed two people in a head-on crash with a semi-truck Sunday morning.
The accident occurred on I-40 between Grants and Gallup at mile post 63, near Prewitt, N.M shutting down I-40 temporarily while the scene was cleared.
Three women were heading into New Mexico from Arizona when police say the driver was going too fast around a curve. The automobile skidded over the median crashing head-on into a semi-truck traveling in the westbound lanes.
Two women died at the scene and a third was airlifted to
University of New Mexico Hospital. The semi-truck driver was taken
to a hospital in Grants.