Posted on May 01, 2023

News: Multiple deaths reported in single-vehicle wreck in Sierra County

SIERRA COUNTY, NM - Multiple deaths were reported following an accident in Sierra County on Saturday, KOAT reported.

The crash happened on Interstate 25 near Hatch.  New Mexico State Police said it involved a single vehicle carrying undocumented migrants, though the exact number of people who died was not yet known.

I-25 was shut down in both directions between mile markers 59 and 63 for several hours following the wreck.  The interstate reopened Saturday evening after the scene was cleared.

A crash reconstruction team was at the scene for the investigation.