New Mexico State Police: 2 kids killed in 2-vehicle crash

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ANTON CHICO, N.M. (AP) – New Mexico authorities say two children riding in a car driven by a Colorado woman were killed in a collision with a vehicle operated by a Texas man.

The accident happened late Monday on U.S. 84 south of Anton Chico.

The New Mexico State Police identified those killed as 12-year-old Luciano Aragon and 7-year-old Juaquin Gutierrez and said the children were passengers in a southbound vehicle driven by 20-year-old Andria Nieto of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The State Police said the other vehicle was northbound and driven by 19-year-old David Herrera of El Paso, Texas.

Both drivers were injured and taken to a hospital in Santa Rosa.

The State Police said no additional information was available. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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