Multiple people were killed in a single-vehicle crash in New Mexico on Saturday afternoon, authorities said.

The exact number of people who died in the crash on Interstate 25 near Hatch was not available.

«Police can confirm that there was a single-vehicle crash with multiple fatalities involving undocumented individuals,» New Mexico State Police spokesman Wilson Silver said.

A crash reconstruction team was still investigating Saturday night, Silver said.

No additional details about the accident or the victims were immediately available.

The crash closed the road in both directions for much of the day, according to NBC affiliate KTSM of Albuquerque, but the highway reopened at night.

There are US Border Patrol checkpoints in the area. Spokesmen for the US Customs and Border Protection did not immediately respond to a request for comment late Saturday.