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Jimmie and Melissa Crawford and their children Grant, 4, and Chace, 2, killed in two-vehicle collision on US 550 near Cuba, New Mexico
Deputies say the crash happened just after 8:00 p.m. Friday when a large work truck was north bound on US 550 and crossed into the southbound lanes colliding with a Chevrolet Tahoe head on.
Authorities say the Tahoe caught fire as a result of the crash. The police report says there were four occupants; two adults, a toddler and an infant in the Tahoe.
The Chevrolet Tahoe was occupied by two adults, a toddler and an infant. Their identities have not been determined and their next of kin have not been notified.
The family was headed to Albuquerque for a weekend youth soccer tournament when Sandoval County sheriff’s deputies say a “large work truck” crossed into oncoming lanes on U.S. 550 about 15 miles south of Cuba hitting the Crawfords’ SUV head on.
When asked if a sober person would have been able to gain control of the vehicle in that situation– an expert told investigators “yes”. Deputies are still awaiting an autopsy report to determine whether Ortega was drunk.