A six-year-old girl and her father were killed when the Rail Runner crashed into a vehicle near San Felipe Pueblo Sunday morning, according to New Mexico State Police.
State Police declined to identify the child who was killed.
“For the privacy of the family, the child victim in the crash will not be named by the State Police,” the agency said in a news release.
Police responded to the crash near milepost 15 on State Road 313 around 11:15 a.m. They said in the release that Derrick Tenorio, 30, was the other person who died in the crash.
Tenorio was heading east, toward State Road 313, in a 2014 Jeep Cherokee and tried to drive across a private railroad crossing when the train crashed into the vehicle, according to an initial investigation.
Both he and his daughter were pronounced dead on scene.
Around 90 people were aboard the southbound train when it crashed into the Jeep. None of the train’s passengers were injured.
State Police spokesman Dusty Francisco said the agency is conducting an investigation into exactly what happened, but didn’t have an estimate on when that would be completed.
“They have to go over every aspect of what happened,” he said.