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New Mexico State Police ID 2 Arizonans killed in car accident

FARMINGTON, NM (AP) – Two Arizona residents who died in a vehicle accident on the Navajo reservation have been identified, according to New Mexico State Police.

They said 50-year-old Michael McCraren from Tucson and 28-year-old Hannah Cornelson from Surprise were killed in the head-on collision on Oct. 5.

Police said an unidentified 27-year-old man from Surprise was driving a sports car on Navajo Route 5 when the vehicle drifted into oncoming traffic for unknown reasons.

The car crashed into an SUV driven by McCraren who was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

A 48-year-old Tucson woman who was riding in McCraren’s vehicle was injured and flown to a hospital in Albuquerque.

According to police, Cornelson was the passenger of the sports car and later died of her injuries in a Farmington hospital. The driver was also injured.

They said alcohol doesn’t seem to be a factor in the crash, which is still being investigated.

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