2 die in rollover crash near Tucumcari

QUAY COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – Two people died in a rollover crash Saturday morning on westbound I-40 near Tucumcari.

New Mexico State Police say they responded to the scene around 9:20 a.m. where they found a 2002 Ford pickup that had rolled.

George Olsen, 67, and Paulette Olsen, 66, of Fountain Hills, Ariz., both died at the scene.

For unknown reasons, police say the driver of the vehicle left the roadway, over-corrected and both passengers were ejected.

It is unknown who was driving the pickup. Alcohol is not considered a factor in the crash.

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