Cousins Traveling on Opposite Sides of New Mexico Interstate Both Die in Crash

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.