The Associated Press
ESPANOLA — Authorities say two people in northern New Mexico were decapitated after crashing into a flatbed carrying a backhoe.
Española Public Safety director Eric Garcia said driver Marissa Martinez, 19, and passenger Eric Romero, 21, died instantly Wednesday morning on N.M. 68.
According to a preliminary investigation, the pair may have been speeding when it struck a van, ricocheted, then slammed into the trailer.
The driver of the flatbed was released without injuries.