Three dead in interstate vehicle collision near Lordsburg

Authorities say three people were killed after a tractor trailer hit two other vehicles in southwestern New Mexico, near Lordsburg.

New Mexico State Police said Monday the collision happened near Lordsburg on Interstate 10 at around 3:30pm, Sunday. An initial investigation indicates a Freightliner tractor trailer crossed the center median. It hit another tractor trailer head-on and a Dodge pickup also in the opposite lane. Three people were pronounced dead at the scene.

A 47-year-old man from El Paso was killed, along with a 47-year-old woman from Sierra Vista, and the 50-year-old Freightliner driver from West Covina, California. The 51-year-old driver of the pickup and his 13-year-old passenger suffered critical injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.