Six Killed in 25-Vehicle Pileup on I-10, New Mexico

June 20, 2017 Updated: October 5, 2018

Six people died after a 25-vehicle pileup on I-10 near Lordsburg, New Mexico, on June 19.

The crash occurred around 5:15 p.m. when a sudden dust storm reduced visibility. Cars and motorcycles piled up, killing five on the scene and injuring many others, one of which later succumbed to injuries, according to the State Police.

The area is known for dangerous dust storms.

“[W]hen high winds pass through, dust and debris picks up swiftly in the air limiting the visibility to zero, often with little to no warning,” the police stated. “Signage on the interstate warns drivers of this possibility.”

The road was reopened the next day morning.


The names of those killed are as follows:

Jose Manuel Clemente, 77, of El Paso, Texas

Maurella Clemente Munoz, 38, of El Paso, Texas

Jose Elias Carevo-Serrano, 30, of Phoenix

Susana Carevo, 29, of Phoenix

Julissa Caraveo, 9 mo., of Phoenix

Josefina Silva, 47, of Escondido, California.

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