Two people killed in head-on collision

The Daily Times staff
Auto Crash

FARMINGTON — Two people were killed Monday evening in a crash west of the community of Navajo Dam, according to a press release from the New Mexico State Police.

The crash occurred at approximately 6 p.m. near mile post 11 of New Mexico Highway 173, also known as Navajo Dam Road.

Police have identified the people involved as Mary Jane Louton, 63, of the community of Navajo Dam, and Peter Christensen, 70, of Farmington.

According to the press release, Louton's pickup truck crossed the centerline and collided head on with the vehicle driven by Christensen.

Police have not yet determined why Louton crossed into the other lane. 

Note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported that Peter Christensen's vehicle crossed the centerline. Mary Jane Louton's vehicle crossed the centerline for unknown reasons, according to a New Mexico State Police press release.