MAGDALENA, N.M. (KRQE) - A Magdalena man, his daughter and grandson were killed in a crash near Magdalena Sunday morning.
At this time New Mexico State Police believe 42-year-old Fred Apachito was driving a vehicle with eight other occupants on US 60 when he fell asleep at the wheel and crossed into the eastbound lanes of traffic. The vehicle struck a culvert on the shoulder of the road – causing it to roll.
Fred Apachito, his 25-year-old daughter Delrena Apachito and her 3-year-old son Shaijon were all killed in the crash.
Six other occupants were transported to nearby hospitals. Their condition is currently not known.
Officials say alcohol was not a factor in the crash – rather the driver falling asleep. None of the occupants were utilizing seatbelts.
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