Two people were killed and several others were injured in a rollover accident near Deming, along Interstate 10, on Tuesday, May 4. New Mexico State Police closed the highway after the accident.
The one-vehicle crash happened around noon along I-10 eastbound between mileposts 109 and 110. The eastbound traffic on the interstate was detoured off at milepost 102 onto NM 549.
According to the authorities, one person in the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene, while the others injured were taken to University Medical Center in El Paso. One of them died later on.
On Wednesday, the New Mexico State Police released the identities of the two people killed in the rollover accident near Deming. Seventy-year-old Revy Mitchell from Texas and sixty-three-year-old Marvin Maxey from Arkansas were passengers in an SUV that was carrying seven people. The investigators said that they suffered a blown rear tire which caused the vehicle to go off the road and flip over. According to the police, the victims weren’t wearing seat belts and were ejected from the vehicle when it rolled over.
The driver and four other passengers in the SUV were all injured and flown to University Medical Center in El Paso; the other two were taken by ambulance to hospitals in Deming and Las Cruces. There is no further information about their condition, authorities said.
In cases like these, when there is no other driver responsible for the accident, the passengers can file a claim against the driver of the vehicle they were traveling in. This doesn’t mean that the injured people have something personally against the driver; it solely means they seek a claim from their insurance company that will cover their medical bills.
If you were injured in a similar accident, make sure to talk to a New Mexico car accident attorney. The FBD Law team is here to answer all your questions.