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SUV incident injures 15 at Native American parade in New Mexico

New Mexico police say an SUV drove through a Native American celebration on Thursday, injuring 15 people along a parade route packed with families.

Two police officers were among the injured and at least one person – the driver of the SUV – was arrested in connection with the accident, New Mexico State Police reported.

The incident took place in Gallup, a town of about 22,000 people along historic Route 66 about 140 miles northwest of Albuquerque near the Arizona border.

No deaths have been reported. Officials said the injured were transported to local hospitals with moderate but not life-threatening injuries.

Videos taken by people who came to see the parade show the large brown vehicle hurtling down a main street of the city, against the direction of the parade.

USA Today

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