At least four people were killed in a crash involving a Greyhound bus and a semi-truck in McKinley County, New Mexico on Thursday afternoon, local law-enforcement officials said.
New Mexico State Police said the semi-truck experienced a tire blowout and crossed into oncoming traffic, colliding with the Greyhound bus. Police and emergency personnel were responding to the scene along Interstate 40.
Nearly fifty passengers were on the bus, a Greyhound official told KOB-TV. University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque was notified to expect six patients. Gallup Indian Medical center reportedly received 37 patients, NBC News reported, adding that at least four of the injured were taken to a trauma center.
The bus was reportedly traveling from Albuquerque to Phoenix, and was scheduled to arrive in Los Angeles on Friday morning.
Ten investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board are expected to arrive at the scene Friday.