CORONA, N.M. – State police say 20 people were injured, none seriously, when a bus and a cattle hauler crashed in southern New Mexico.
Lt. Eric Garcia says the bus driver suffered a broken arm and others were treated at nearby hospitals for cuts and bruises. The crash closed U.S. 54 south of Corona in Lincoln County for about four hours Friday morning.
Garcia says it was full but couldn't immediately say how many passengers were aboard.
The El Paso, Texas-based company that owns the bus had no immediate comment. The Los Paisanos company's website says the bus line offers service between Mexico and several U.S. cities.
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CORONA, N.M. (AP) — Police say a bus has crashed with another vehicle in southern New Mexico.
State police Lt. Eric Garcia says authorities are aware only of injuries to the bus driver but medical responders are being deployed to the scene.
Garcia says the bus apparently is owned the Los Paisanos company out of Mexico.
He says it isn't known if weather contributed to the accident. New Mexico was hit by a winter storm Thursday and snowfall accumulated in most areas of the state overnight.