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New Mexico State Police: 2 Scottsdale residents killed in crash

Police: 2 officers killed responding to 911; suspect held
Posted at 4:16 PM, Jun 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-20 19:16:44-04

MAXWELL, NM — New Mexico State Police say two Arizona residents have died in a car crash north of Maxwell.

They identified the victims Thursday as 81-year-old Neal Ciocchetti and 70-year-old Christine Ciocchetti, both of Scottsdale.

State Police didn't say how the two were related.

They say the SUV driven by Neal Ciocchetti left the roadway on Interstate 25 last Sunday afternoon for unknown reasons and crashed.

The two victims were pronounced dead at the scene.

According to State Police, alcohol doesn't appear to be a factor in the crash and seat belts appeared to have been properly utilized.