Rollover crash near Deming leaves 2 children dead

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DEMING, N.M. (AP) –New Mexico State Police say driver fatigue is likely behind a rollover crash that killed two members of a San Diego family. State Police say the fatal rollover happened early Sunday near Deming on Interstate 10. A Chevy Suburban carrying a man, woman and their six children was heading westbound when it went off the road.

Emergency workers pronounced a 12-year-old girl dead at the scene. A 10-year-old boy later died at a hospital. Police say the 37-year-old mother, 42-year-old father and their 16-year-old son were hospitalized with non-threatening injuries. The other siblings — a 7-year-old girl and two boys ages 5 and 3 — were uninjured.

Investigators say the mother was driving and they believe driver fatigue was the cause. There were no signs of alcohol involvement and everyone was wearing a seatbelt. The crash remains under investigation but there are no plans to file charges. The family’s names will not be released.

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