At least 7 killed in Greyhound bus crash in New Mexico

  • New Mexico State Police say at least seven people were killed in a Greyhound bus crash in northwestern New Mexico on Thursday.
  • A semi-truck blew a tire and crossed into oncoming traffic, colliding with the bus head on, according to a preliminary investigation.
  • Nearly 50 people were on the bus, Greyhound said.
  • Dozens of injured passengers were taken to local hospitals.

At least seven people were killed in a crash involving a Greyhound bus and a semi-truck in McKinley County, New Mexico on Thursday afternoon, local law-enforcement officials said.

A preliminary investigation showed that a semi-truck experienced a tire blowout and crossed into oncoming traffic, colliding head on with the Greyhound bus, according to New Mexico State Police.

Nearly fifty passengers were reportedly on the bus. University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque was notified to expect six patients and Gallup Indian Medical center reportedly received 37 patients, NBC News reported, adding that at least four of the injured were taken to a trauma center.

The driver of the semi-truck sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

The bus was reportedly travelling from Albuquerque to Phoenix, and was scheduled to arrive in Los Angeles on Friday morning.

Ten investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board are expected to arrive at the scene Friday.

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