THOREAU, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a commercial bus crash in New Mexico (all times local):
New Mexico authorities say multiple people have been killed in a commercial passenger bus crash along Interstate 40.
New Mexico State Police did not say how many people died or how many were injured in Thursday’s crash.
They said passengers were transported to a hospital and a phone number was set up for family members seeking more information about people who were aboard the bus.
The wreckage included a Greyhound bus with front-end damage and a semi-truck that was on its side and with its cargo strewn across the highway and the median.
Greyhound says the bus was heading from Albuquerque to Phoenix and there were 47 passengers on board.
Spokeswoman Crystal Booker says it’s unclear what caused the crash.
The crash forced the closure of the westbound lanes of the interstate and traffic was backing up as travelers were being diverted.
New Mexico State Police say officers have confirmed multiple casualties from a commercial passenger bus crash along Interstate 40 near the Arizona-New Mexico state line.
Authorities did not release any other details, saying officers and rescue workers are still at the scene and that some passengers of the Greyhound bus were transported to a hospital in the area.
The McKinley County Office of Emergency Management set up a phone line for the family members of passengers who are looking for more information.
Images from the scene showed a semi-truck on its side and the bus with front-end damage. Debris from the semi also littered the area.
It was not immediately clear what caused the crash. Traffic was backed up along the interstate near the town of Thoreau as westbound lanes were blocked.
New Mexico State Police are reporting serious injuries among the passengers aboard a commercial bus that crashed along Interstate 40.
Authorities say police and rescue workers are on the scene but they did not provide details as to how many people were injured or what caused the crash. They said passengers are being transported to the hospital.
The crash happened Thursday afternoon near the town of Thoreau in western New Mexico. Traffic was being diverted as the westbound lanes of the interstate were closed due to the crash.
State transportation officials were warning travelers to expect delays.