1 killed in semi vs. vehicle crash on Highway 550

Posted at: 10/11/2013 8:05 AM
Updated at: 10/11/2013 1:05 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com



One southbound lane on Highway 550 is open but moving slowly.
One southbound lane on Highway 550 is open but moving slowly.
Photo: Courtesy: Sandoval County dispatch

One person is dead and another injured after a semi and vehicle collided on Highway 550 early Friday.

The crash occurred around 5:30 a.m. near Cuba, N.M. According to Lt. Keith Elder with the Sandoval County Sheriff's Office, one person from the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. The other person in the vehicle had to be extricated and was taken to an Albuquerque hospital by air ambulance.

The truck driver did not suffer major injuries in the crash, according to Lt. Elder.

One southbound lane on Highway 550 remains closed on Friday morning.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.