Highway partially open after bus-truck crash

THOREAU, N.M. (AP) – New Mexico State Police say one westbound lane of Interstate 40, where a fatal truck-bus crash killed at least four people, is now open.

Both eastbound lanes of the highway also have reopened.

Preliminary information indicates a semi-truck traveling the opposite way had a blow-out and crashed head-on into the bus.

Greyhound says 49 passengers were aboard the bus, which was heading from Albuquerque to Phoenix.

At least nine passengers were being treated at an Albuquerque hospital. Officials did not release any details about the patients’ conditions.

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