ROAD FORKS, N.M. — A Texas woman died Wednesday after a dust storm on I-10 near the Arizona-New Mexico border caused a car she was in to crash into a semi-truck.
New Mexico State Police say 62-year-old John Hickman and 68-year-old Arlene Matthews of Livingston, Texas, were headed east on I-10 when a dust storm hit, reducing visibility.
Their car rear-ended a commercial truck that had slowed down.
Matthews was pronounced dead on scene and Hickman was transported to a Tucson hospital with serious injuries.
Dust has been an ongoing issue on that stretch of I-10. Much of it is attributed to the arid land and high winds.
Six people died in a 25-vehicle pileup caused by a sudden dust storm in June in the Lordsburg area, 18 miles northeast of the latest crash.