New Mexico

NM State Police release video of deadly I-10 pileup

KOAT: Deadly I-10 pileup

EL PASO - Newly released video shows the shocking scene of a deadly, 25-car pileup June 19 in Lordsburg, N.M.

ABC-7's New Mexico Mobile Newsroom was on the scene the six people were killed.

New Mexico State Police released dashcam video to KVIA's ABC affiliate in Albuquerque, KOAT.

In it you can hear victims and first responders.

"His leg, I think it's trapped," one paramedic says. "Hi! My name is Kelsey. I'm an EMT, OK?"

The video shows an murky, dusty scene. The time of day: about 5:30 p.m. June 19.

The crash involved 25 vehicles in all, several of them tractor trailers.

Officers can be seen responding to as many people they can, but they also appear to be struggling.

At one point, rain pours down on the debris.

Later that night, ABC-7 learned six people were killed, including a 9-month-old girl.

There are numerous warning signs posted along the road, but state police say that some drivers don't pull over, which can cause a chain reaction.

"A lot of people misinterpret the road in the middle of the storm," said Officer Carl Christiansen, a New Mexico State Police spokesman tol ABC-7. "So they think they can proceed on when they are really on the outskirts. once they see diminishing visibility they need to pull to the side of the road."

Since this tragic accident in June, there have bee two other deadly crashes along that same stretch of highway.

A 71-year-old man was killed in a three-vehicle crash in Late june, and a 64-year-old man died in a four-vehicle crash Monday.


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