RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Three people are dead and 24 injured following a massive wreck Sunday morning involving a bus, semi-truck, passenger car and pickup just north of Bernalillo on Interstate 25, according to Sandoval County authorities.
The interstate was closed in both directions between the U.S. 550 and Algodones exits for nearly 12 hours as investigators processed the complex, sprawling scene. The roadway reopened just before 2 p.m. Sunday.
“This is definitely one of the worst accidents that I’ve seen in my career,” said Sandoval County Fire Chief James Maxon at a news conference Sunday morning. “A lot of agencies involved, we have a lot of patients, we have a lot of critical patients.”