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NMSP: Mother and child killed in crash in western NM

February 9, 2019 GMT

New Mexico State Police say a two vehicle crash on Interstate 40 claimed the lives of a woman and her young son Thursday morning near Milan, NM.

NMSP spokesman Dusty Francisco said Shannon Hosteen, 37, and her 5-year-old son were killed in the crash and a 2-year-old infant was airlifted to University of New Mexico hospital with “unknown injuries.”

“Alcohol does not appear to have been a factor in the crash and seatbelts were not properly used,” he said.

Francisco said the crash happened before noon when Hosteen drove her SUV into the back of a tractor-trailer that was stopped in traffic due to a previous wreck on Interstate 40.


He said Hosteen and her son died at the scene and the infant in the SUV was airlifted to UNMH.

“For the victim?s privacy the identity of the children will not be released by State Police,” Francisco said. “The name of the driver of the Commercial Motor vehicle will not be released due to no charges being filed.”