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4th person dies in Lordsburg crash involving big rigs, truck

March 26, 2019

LORDSBURG, N.M. (AP) — A fourth person has died after a tractor trailer hit two other vehicles in southwestern New Mexico last weekend.

State Police say the driver of a pickup truck — 51-year-old Arnold Rojo of Sierra Vista, Arizona — died from his injuries at a hospital Tuesday.

The collision occurred Sunday near Lordsburg on Interstate 10.

State Police say it appears a Freightliner crossed the center median and hit another big rig head-on and a pickup truck.

Three people were pronounced dead at the scene.

They were the second tractor trailer’s driver, 47-year-old Jose Apodaca of El Paso, Texas; a passenger in the pickup, 47-year-old Susan Rojo of Sierra Vista; and the Freightliner driver, 50-year-old Sean White of West Covina, California.

A 13-year-old female passenger in the pickup was critically injured.