CARLSBAD, N.M. (KRQE) - A two vehicle crash south of Carlsbad killed two people Thursday morning.
It happened around 7 a.m. on U.S. 285.
State police say a GMC truck veered into a trailer being pulled by a ford pickup.
Two people in the GMC were killed and another passenger was airlifted to a hospital in Lubbock with back injuries.
The victim's names have not been released.
Police say the preliminary investigation shows the driver of the GMC truck fell asleep at the wheel and alcohol does not seem to be a factor.
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A winter storm warning has been issued for Albuquerque and surrounding areas through 11 p.m. Thursday.
Tempers flared Wednesday night at the Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education meeting as the firestorm over teacher evaluations and student testing continues.
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Today’s top weather and news stories with Elizabeth Alvarez, Matt Mauro and meteorologist Kristen Van Dyke.
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* Road Conditions
* N.E. Heights Winter Storm
*Weather in the West
* Sheriff Houston
* Toys for Tots
* Winter Weather Coverage
* Board of Education Meeting
* DWI Laws
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