Two killed near Tucumcari

Quay County Sun Staff

Two people were killed Thursday night in a head-on collision when a driver of one of the vehicles was traveling in the wrong lane on Interstate 40, police said.

Jolene Baker, 55, was traveling westbound in the eastbound lane of I-40, when the vehicle driven by Guadalupe Grinols, 21, was struck, State Police Lt. Eric Garcia said.

The accident occurred at 10:30 p.m. and was on I-40 between Airport Road and San Jon.

Baker and Grinols, both from Rio Rancho, died at the scene, Garcia said.