Crash closes portion of Highway 70 in Las Cruces
POSTED: Friday, July 11, 2014 - 1:06pm
UPDATED: Friday, July 11, 2014 - 3:47pm
Las Cruces, NM — UPDATE: LCPD opened Highway 70 to traffic just after 3:30 p.m. Friday afternoon.
A two-vehicle crash on Highway 70 has temporarily closed eastbound traffic between the Interstate 25 interchange and Rinconada Boulevard.
The traffic crash occurred at around noon when it appears a vehicle exited I-25 and was crossing the eastbound lanes of Highway 70 and was struck broadside by a vehicle heading eastbound. An occupant from one of the vehicles has been airlifted to University Medical Center of El Paso. The condition of that motorist is not known at this time.
All eastbound lanes of Highway 70, from I-25, are closed while traffic investigators work at the scene of the crash. Westbound lanes of Highway 70 are open but traffic is moving slowly at this time. The I-25 off-ramp heading westbound onto Highway 70 or toward north Main Street is closed.
Motorists are asked to seek alternative routes.