2 dead after train hits vehicle off NM-313 near San Felipe Pueblo

Parnall Law News Team

SANDOVAL COUNTY, NM — Two people, including a young child, died Monday morning in a crash involving a commuter train near San Felipe Pueblo, reports KOAT.

New Mexico State Police responded to the scene at a private railroad crossing near mile post 15, shortly after 11:20 a.m.

Few details have been released at this time, but officials said a Jeep Cherokee was on a private road and traveling past the crossing toward New Mexico State Road 313. The driver’s side of the Jeep was struck by a Rail Runner train, killing both the driver and a 6-year-old passenger.

A Rail Runner spokesperson said though the train had about 90 people on board at the time, no other injuries were reported. All southbound service was stalled and all passengers were transferred to busses toward their destination.

No further information has been provided as of this writing.


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