ALBUQUERQUE, NM - The Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in finding the driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run incident last Friday night.
According to a BCSO press release, deputies responded to the scene near the 300 block on La Vega Drive SW in South Valley at about 10:47 p.m.
They found a pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle and was unconscious in the roadway. The victim, identified as 56-year-old Martin Legarda, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The BCSO Traffic Investigation Unit asked anyone who can provide any information about the responsible individual or the vehicle involved to contact their detectives.
𝐏𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐜’𝐬 𝐀𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐍𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐅𝐚𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐇𝐢𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐑𝐮𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝐒𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐡 𝐕𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐲— BCSO (Sheriff) NM (@BCSONM) July 18, 2023
At around 10:47 pm on July 14th, 2023, BCSO deputies responded to an incident on La Vega Dr SW near the 300 block, where a pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle.… pic.twitter.com/oSF26u8p5V