At least four people were killed in New Mexico on Thursday after a Greyhound passenger bus collided head-on with a semi-trailer truck that jumped a highway median strip, and the death toll was expected to rise, the New Mexico state police said.
Greyhound said the bus was heading from Albuquerque to Phoenix. The driver of the semi-truck suffered non-life threatening injuries, reports said.
Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board were dispatched to the scene, along with the New Mexico State Police Crash Reconstruction Unit.
Another witness, Marc Gonzales, said the scene was a "complete catastrophe", with skid marks on the side of the road.
"I was really traumatized myself, because I've been driving about two years and I had never seen anything like that before", Soto said.
At least four people have died and several are seriously injured after a Greyhound bus carrying nearly 50 people and a semi-truck crashed head-on. The driver lost control of the vehicle, which crossed the median and struck the westbound bus, Wilson told reporters.
Video from the scene shows the greyhound bus with extensive damage to the front end, as well as an overturned semi-truck and what appears to be boxes of produces scattered across the roadway.
New Mexico State Police are reporting serious injuries among the passengers aboard a commercial bus that crashed along Interstate 40.
The most seriously injured were taken by ambulance to the University of New Mexico Hospital. Both eastbound lanes of the highway also reopened.
McKinley County Emergency Management has established the following number for family members of passengers looking for information on their relatives: 505-722-2002.