Houston man killed in crash near Lordsburg

LORDSBURG, NM (KTSM) - New Mexico State Police say a 64-year-old Houston Man was killed Monday evening in a crash on I-10 near Lordsburg, NM.

Leroy Turner Jr., 64, of Houston, and his passenger, Sharon Buckner, 59, were involved in a crash with two other cars on I-10 east at MM 6 around 5:40 p.m. Monday evening.

Police say that Turner got out of his car after the crash and was hit by a passing semi-truck. EMS crews worked to administer life-saving methods at the scene, but Turner was pronounced dead during the helicopter flight to a hospital for treatment.

Buckner was taken to Gila Regional Hospital for treatment of her injuries and the driver and passenger of one of the other vehicles involved in the first crash were also taken to Mimbres General Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

NM State Police say the crash is still under investigation and no other information is currently available.

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