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.

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