Crash Involving Greyhound Bus Headed For SoCal Leaves At Least 4 Dead

New Mexico Interstate 40 crash in Thoreau leaves 'multiple dead' | Daily Star

New Mexico Interstate 40 crash in Thoreau leaves 'multiple dead' | Daily Star

Forty-nine people were on board when the crash happened near Thoreau, New Mexico.

Seven people were killed in New Mexico on Thursday after a Greyhound passenger bus collided head-on with a semi-trailer truck that jumped a highway median strip, state police said.

The bus, headed from St. Louis to Los Angeles, left Albuquerque Thursday and was on the road for about two hours when, police say, the semi-truck blew one of its tires and swerved across the median - right into oncoming traffic. It was not immediately known what the conditions of the injured were. He did not have any information on the people who were killed, including their ages, genders or where they were from.

Video from the scene showing the aftermath shows the trailer of the truck overturned, the crumpled bus and debris across the floor.

Wilson said the National Transportation Safety Board will send a team to investigate along with the State Police traffic unit. It was due to arrive just after midnight on Friday.

A spokeswoman for Greyhound said the company is cooperating with local authorities and will do its own investigation.

Another motorist described the scene of the deadly bus crash as chaotic, with people screaming and passengers on the ground.

Eric Huff was heading to the Grand Canyon with his girlfriend when they came across the crash.

"It was horrifying. Like, I've never actually seen in my life a bus look like a ripped open sardine can", Cunningham said.

"I'm a pretty strong person and I broke down and cried for at least 30 minutes".

Chris Jones saw the wreckage and stopped to help.

He said 20 people were brought in, four of whom were children.

McKinley County Emergency Management has established the following number for family members of passengers looking for information on their relatives: 505 863-3839.

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