Dona Ana County, NM– On Thursday at about 2:11 p.m., the New Mexico State Police investigated a double fatal crash involving two vehicles on NM Highway 26, near Mile Post 44, west of Hatch, NM.
The initial investigation indicated a 2008 Chrysler driven by Jerry Douglas Livingston (76) of Tucson, AZ was traveling east on NM Highway 26. For unknown reasons the Chrysler crossed over the center line, into oncoming traffic of the westbound lane and struck the left side of a Commercial Motor Vehicle’s trailer that was traveling west.
The driver of Chrysler, Jerry Livingston and a passenger, Margaret Ann Livingston (72) also of Tucson, AZ both sustained fatal injuries and were both pronounced deceased on scene by the Office of the Medical Investigator. The driver of the Commercial Motor Vehicle was uninjured in the crash.
Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in this crash and seatbelts do appear to have been properly used. The name of the driver for the CMV will not be released due to no charges being filed. No additional information is available.
Information from NM State Police