UPDATE: New Mexico State Police on Wednesday released the identities of two people killed in a rollover crash along Interstate 10 near Deming on Tuesday.
The deceased, Revy Mitchell, 70, from Texas and Marvin Maxey, 63, from Arkansas, were passengers in an SUV carrying seven people that investigators said suffered a blown rear tire which caused it to go off the road and overturn. Police said the fatality victims weren't wearing seat belts and were ejected from the SUV when it rolled over.
The driver and four remaining passengers in the SUV were all hospitalized following the crash. Three of them were flown to University Medical Center in El Paso, while the other two were taken by ambulance to hospitals in Deming and Las Cruces. There was no word Wednesday on their conditions, authorities said.
ORIGINAL REPORT: DEMING, New Mexico -- A rollover car crash along Interstate 10 near Deming on Tuesday killed at least one person and injured several others, prompting the highway's closure, according to New Mexico State Police.
The crash involved one car and happened around the noon hour along I-10 eastbound between mileposts 109 and 110.
Eastbound traffic on the interstate was being detoured off at milepost 102 onto NM 549 until further notice.
Authorities said one person in the car that overturned was pronounced dead at the scene while several others were transported to University Medical Center in El Paso for treatment of serious injuries.