Data shows Highway 550 could be deadliest in New Mexico

US Highway 550
US Highway 550

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Newly released government data shows Highway 550 could be New Mexico’s deadliest major highway.

According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, the highway has continued to have a high fatality rate even after the state widened it to four lanes back in 2001.

The highway doesn’t have center medians, and the report says several of the deaths were caused by people veering into the opposite lane, including the latest deadly crash there that killed a family of four last month. 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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