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DEMING, N.M. -- Authorities released the identities of six Arizonans killed last month in fiery multi-vehicle crash along Interstate 10 in southwestern New Mexico.

The name of the seventh victim still hasn't been confirmed.

New Mexico State Police said the eight-vehicle crash May 22 involved at least three tractor-trailers and three passenger cars in Hidalgo County, several miles from the Arizona border.

A sudden dust storm likely triggered the chain-reaction collisions.

Police said 54-year-old Hyon Suk Head of Tucson was killed in one of the cars while 43-year-old Larissa Wallace and 9-year-old Wyatt Wallace, both of Circle City, died in a minivan.

Three Tucson residents in a car also were killed: 40-year-old Joseph Guttuso, 38-year-old Marine Guttuso and 40-year-old Morgan Earle Cole.

Associated Press,

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