DEMING, N.M. — Authorities released the identities of six Arizonans
killed last month in fiery multi-vehicle crash along Interstate 10 in
southwestern New Mexico.
The name of the seventh victim still hasn’t been confirmed.
New Mexico State Police said the eight-vehicle crash May 22 involved at least
three tractor-trailers and three passenger cars in Hidalgo County, several miles
from the Arizona border.
A sudden dust storm likely triggered the chain-reaction collisions.
Police said 54-year-old Hyon Suk Head of Tucson was killed in one of the cars
while 43-year-old Larissa Wallace and 9-year-old Wyatt Wallace, both of Circle
City, died in a minivan.
Three Tucson residents in a car also were killed: 40-year-old Joseph Guttuso,
38-year-old Marine Guttuso and 40-year-old Morgan Earle Cole.