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Greyhound Bus Crash Leaves Seven Dead in New Mexico
A blown tire on a semitrailer may be to blame for a deadly head-on crash with a Greyhound bus along Interstate 40 in New Mexico near the Arizona border, according to authorities.
At least seven people were killed, and many of the 49 passengers aboard the Greyhound bus were injured. Authorities couldn't immediately provide an exact count of how many were hurt or their conditions.
New Mexico State Police said the semi carrying produce was headed east on the freeway on the afternoon of Thursday, Aug. 30, when one of its tires blew. This sent the rig across the median and into oncoming traffic, where it slammed into the Greyhound heading to Phoenix from Albuquerque.
The National Transportation Safety Board and New Mexico state police are investigating.
At least nine bus passengers were being treated at the University of New Mexico Hospital. UNM officials didn't release any details about the patients' conditions.