ARIZONA: The Devil's Highway

Crosses mark the 120-mile desert trail from Sonoyta, Mexico, to San Luis, Ariz. Under the crosses are the corpses of wanderers who have died along its arid and terrible wastes. In Mexico it is called "El Camino del Diablo." Last week seven new crosses were put up on the Devil's Highway.

German Cornejo, 52-year-old Mexican farm worker, heard there might be some kind of work for him across the border. He loaded relatives and friends into his truck and from Sonoyta lightheartedly set forth. Nineteen miles from San Luis the truck's wheels sank into the sand, stuck fast.

Four days later,...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!