POSTED: Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 3:35pm
UPDATED: Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 10:42pm
UPDATE: 3:34 p.m. The victim is described as an 18-year-old woman. Her name has not been released.
UPDATE: 12:38 p.m. Police have reopened the westbound lanes of I-10 in Las Cruces.
UPDATE: 11:18 a.m. Police confirm the woman driving a car that hit a semi truck had a suicide wish. Investigators say she left a suicide note with her parents, drove on I-10, crossed the median and intentionally smashed head-on with the big rig. The woman suffered non-life threatening injuries and is being treated at the hospital. The driver of the semi escaped injury. I-10 west remains closed. Police do not expect it to reopen for several more hours.
LAS CRUCES - A serious traffic crash on Interstate 10 has temporarily closed westbound traffic.
The wreck happened at 9:15 a.m. and involved a semi-truck and passenger vehicle.
Las Cruces Police are asking motorists to temporarily avoid the area to allow emergency vehicles access to the site.
I-10 westbound traffic is being diverted to Interstate 25.