News: 5 hospitalized after pickup hits New Mexico DOT workers on U.S. 70

Bert Parnall

LAS CRUCES, NM – Five people were injured in a crash on U.S. 70 eastbound near Las Cruces on Friday afternoon, reports the Las Cruces Sun News.

Officials said four New Mexico Department of Transportation workers were repairing guardrails near the intersection for Weisner Road at about 4 p.m., when they were hit by a Toyota pickup truck.

One of the workers was transported to El Paso for treatment, but no details were released on his condition.  The three other workers sustained injuries that were not life-threatening and were transported to a hospital in Las Cruces.

A 16-year-old girl who was driving the pickup was also hospitalized with injuries that were not regarded as life-threatening.

U.S. 70 was shut down in both directions for nearly three hours while the scene was being cleared.  Drivers were detoured onto Bataan Memorial Frontage Road. The workers had been fixing damage from a previous crash when the incident occurred, authorities said.

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