LEMITAR, N.M. – Police say two cousins traveling in the opposite direction on Interstate 25 in central New Mexico have been killed in a traffic crash.
New Mexico Department of Public Safety spokesman Peter Olson identifies them as 58-year-old Deborah Hughes of Mesa, Ariz., and 68-year-old Tom Zimmerman of Lemitar.
Olson says Hughes was driving a northbound car Monday when she crossed into the median near Lemitar and went airborne into the northbound lanes, hitting a truck and then a motorcycle driven by Zimmerman.
Olson says Hughes was on her way to visit her father in the area.
Zimmerman was a former Socorro County sheriff.